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Oil EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Boston City Club, January 8, 1925 



The Committee convened at 11:10 A. M. with 

the Chairrmn, Mr, Charles II. Preston, presiding. 

PRE SE ITT : Trustees Preston, Frost and Lewis. 
Director Haskell was also present. 

Director Haskell reported on recent and 
prospective resignations from the Experiment Station 
Staff of members leaving to accept more lucrative 
positions elsewhere. A discussion ensued on the effect 
of the present salary schedule with respect to entrance 
rates and yearly increases. 

Director Haskell presented a draft of a bill 
which has been prepared by a Committee of which Director 
Haskell is a member providing for the inspection and 
analysis of agricultural seeds offered for sale in 
Massachusetts. This bill contemplates placing the 
administration of such a law with the Commissioner of 
Agriculture and places on the Experiment Station of the 
Agricultural College the obligation for testing the 
samples collected and publication of results of such 
tests. On motion of Mr. Frost it was 



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proval of 
proposed 

seed law 



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VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of the draft of the proposed seed lav? 
for Massachusetts as submitted by 
Director Haskell. 

The meeting adjourned at 12 :15 P. M. 



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Boston City Club, January 8, 1925 



The Committee convened at 12:50 P. M. "with, the 

Chairman, Mr. 11, I. Bowditch, presiding, 

PRESENT: Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, Richardson and Lewis. 
During a part of the session 
Professor Foard was also present. 

Dr. Gilbert reoorted for the special committee 

appointed to consider the advisability of organizing an 

egg- laying contest at the College and on the possibility 

of securing the necessary equipment therefor . Discussion 

ensued relative to land available for such a project and 

the committee favored the location west of Lincoln Avenue 

a nd south of Paige Laboratory. On motion of Dr. Gilbert 

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VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that an 
appropriation of $15,000 be requested 
in the supplementary budget of 1925 
for the necessary equipment for an 
egg-laying contest to be carried on 
at the College. 

A Committee consisting of Professor Foard, 

Mr. Montague, and Mr. Haw ley presented a schedule for 

live-stock exhibitions in the fall of 1925 as follows: 

Eastern States Exposition {a competetive exhibit 

with all educational opportunities capitalized 
to fullest extent.) 

15 to 20 head of cattle 

6 horses 
20 sheep 
Possibly 6 head of swine 

Estimated cost #700 



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contest 

appropriation 



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Brockton Fair (an educational exhibit of livestock) 
15 cattle 
12 sheep 
5 horses 

Estimated cost $800 




Live-s took 
exhibitions 


ITo r thamp ton Fair 

Educational exhibit of Percheron horses 

Estimated cost $75 

Greenfield Fair 

Educational exhibit of Percheron horses 

Estimated cost $75 

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VOTED: To approve the above schedule of 

live-stack exhibits in 1925, provided 
funds are available at a cost not to 
exceed $1800 and that the details of 
this exhibit be referred with power 
to the Acting President and the 
Chairman of the Farm Committee. 

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headship of 
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j which he had had with Mr. Montague relative to the 
Headship of the Department of Animal Husbandry and 
presented a letter from Mr. Montague relative thereto. 

The Committee discussed at length the 
question of organization within the Division of Agricul- 




J. 3. Knight, 
possible Head 
of Div. of 

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ture during which Dr. Gilbert suggested the name of 

J. B. Knight, M. A. C. 1892 as a possible candidate for 

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VOTED: To recommend to the Committee on Course 
of Study and faculty that a special 
committee consisting of the Chairman 
of the Committee on Course of Study 
and Faculty, the Chairman of the Farm 
Committee, Acting President Lewis, 
and one other Trustee Toe appointed to 
consider the organization of the 
Division of Agriculture, to consider 
candidates for vacant positions there- 
• in, and to make a final report to the 
Trustees in June, 1925. 

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VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that E. J. 
Montague "be granted a leave of absence 
for three months with pay in order to 
make a study of the larger use of the 
College Farm for teaching and other 
purpos es . 

The Committee discussed the question of 
charging house rent to the foremen occupying the 
cottages recently erected on the college farm. Imo 
action was taken. 

On recommendation of Professor Foard it 
was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that 

effective February 1, 1925, members 
of the staff be charged 10 cents 
per quart for milk at the barn. 

The Committee discussed the present practice 

of the College charging a fee for the analysis and 

report of poultry diseases and it was 



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Div. of Agric . , 
vacancies, etc. 



E. J. Montague 
leave of 
absence 



Rent of 
cottages on 
College Farm 



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milk 



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j'ee for the 
analysis and 
report of 
poultry 
diseas es . 



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To recommend to the Trustees that the 
vote of May 16, 1924 whereby there 
was established a fee for such 
diagnosis be rescinded and that such 
service be in the future rendered with- 
out charge insofar as it applies to 
poultry and dairying industries in the 



State 



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The meeting adjourned at 2:35 P. M* 



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EXTENSION SERVICE 



Boston City Club, January 8, 1925 



The Committee convened at 2:40 P. M. with 

the Chairman, Mr. IT. I. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Frost, Gilbert, 
and Lewis. Director Willard was also 
present. 

Director Willard reported on the following 

topics which were discussed by the Committee: 

1. Essex County Situation 

2. Home Management Position 

3. Publication Situation 

4. Veterinary School 

5. Poultry Crisis 

6. Milk Crisis 

7. State Farm Bureau Federation 

8. Extension Work Elsewhere 

9» Extension Teaching of Economics 

10. Extension Teaching of Sociology and Community 

Organization 

11. Correspondence Course Fees. 



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Report of 
Director 
Willard on 
special topics 



It was 

VOTED ; To approve the revised fees for 
correspondence courses as 
presented by Director Willard. 



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CORRESPOltDEiTCE COURSE FEES APPROVED BY 



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Soils and Soil Improvement 

a. Soils and Soil Fertility 

b. Fertilizers and Manures 

Field Crops 

Animal Husbandry 
a. Feeding Farm Animals 

Dairying 

a. Producing and Handling 

Market Milk 

Poultry - Present Course 
Proposed revised courses 

a. Breeding and Incubation 

b. Brooding and Rearing 

c. Flock Management 

d . Poultry Farm Organization 

Forestry 

Beekeeping 

Pomology - new revised courses 
a . A p pie Grow i ng 

b. Peach Growing 

c. Grape Growing 

d. Strawberry Growing 

Floriculture 

a. Home Flower Gardening 

b. Care of House Plants 

c. Commercial Floriculture 

Vegetable Gardening 
Horticultural Manufactures 

Marketing 

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Div, of 
Agric. can- 
didates for 
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H, ". Goes..r, 
leave of 
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J . P . Jo ne s , 
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LI1TUTES OF MEETIITG 0? TRUSTEE COMMITTEE PIT COURSE OF 

STUDY A1TD FACULTY 



3oston City Club, January "8, 1925 



The Committee convened at 5:40 P. ffi. with 

the Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESEET : Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Gannon, Gilbert, 
Srni th and Lewi s . 

On recommendation of the Farm Committee, it 

■was 

VOTED : That a special committee consisting of the 
Chairman of the Committee on Course of 
Study and Faculty, the Chairman of the Farm 
Committee, Acting President Lev/is and one 
other Trustee be appointed to consider the 
organization of the Division of Agriculture 
to consider candidates for vacant positions 
therein, and to make a final report to the 
Trustees in June, 1925. 

Pursuant to the above vote the Chairman named 

Dr. Gilbert as the fourth member of the Committee. 

On motion of the Acting President it was 



VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
leave of absence "with pay to Miss 
H. T. Goessmann on account of illness 
be extended to March 31, 1925. 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Trustees that a leave 
of absence with pay be granted to J. P. . 
Jones for two months for the purpose of 
completing his studies for the Degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy. 

The meeting adjourned at 4 P. M. 



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Boston City Club, January 8, 1925 



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The Committee convened at 5 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleaso n, presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustee Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, 
Ellis, Pollard, Richardson and 
Lewis . Treasurer Kenney was also 
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The Acting President submitted a bill presented 

by Fitz-Henry Smith covering an opinion rendered by him Bill of 

Fitz-Henry 

relative to the powers of the Trustees. After discussion 

and on motion of Mr. Ellis it was 

VOTED : To pay from the income of the Burnham 

Emergency Puna the bill of $100 submitted 
by Fitz -Henry Smith for an opinion rendered 
relative to the powers of the Trustees of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

VOTED : To pay from the income of the Burnham 

Emergency Fund the annual dues of Acting 
President Lewis as a member of the Boston 
City Club. 

VOTED : To appropriate the income accumulated to 
date from the Sessions fund for use by 
the Acting President for publicity 
purposes . 

The Acting President submitted a revised plan 

for considering requests for out-of-state travel. On 

motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 



Annual dues 
of Acting Pres 
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Fund for 
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ollege 
iplomas 



Lord and 
Burnham Co.-- 
advertisement 
of the America 

Greenhouse 
nufacturi 
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VOTED : That the plan "be approved as submitted 

and that the Acting President confer with 
the Commission on Administration and 
Finance relative to the possibility of 
following the procedure suggested, 

Tiie Treasurer raised the question as to the 
advisability of purchasing college diplomas from the 
Suffolk Engraving Company. It was the opinion of the 
Committee that no change should be made from the present 
arrangement. 

The Treasurer presented correspondence between 
the Lord and Burnham Company, Greenhouse Contractors 
■1 and Professor Clark L. Thayer concerning an advertisement 
which had been prepared by the American Greenhouse 
Manufacturing Company. It was the opinion of the 
Committee that no public statement from the College 
should be made relative to the awarding of the contract 
for the greenhouse at Waltham to the American Greenhouse 
Manufacturing Company. 

The Treasurer presented his report for the year 

ending November 30, 1924. After discussion it was 

VOTED : To approve the report as presented and 
recommend its adoption to the Trustees. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis it was 



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VOTED: To pay annual I31 to Mr. Frank Gerrett 
3100 for services as assistant 
auditor. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:50 P. M. 



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rvice item 
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Room 458, State House, Boston., February 15, 1925 



Mr. Charles A. Gleason called the meeting to 

order at 11:20 A. l. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Ellis, Bacon, Richard- 
son, Smith, Wheeler and Lewis. 

Director Haskell appeared before the Committee 
and explained the effect on the poultry disease elimina- 
tion work if an appropriation of #8,000 is allowed. An 
appropriation of §9,000 is required for the current year 
to meet existing demands. On account of increased re- 
ceipts, the net cost to the State will be practically no 
greater than under the proposed appropriation of $8,000. 
Director Haskell stated that if there were available a 
net state appropriation of $2,500 or §5,000 with provisid) 
for re-appropriating all income derived from tests, this 
work could be carried on satisfactorily. 

Director Haskell also stated that the personal 
service item for the Experiment Station is not sufficien 
to carry on the field work on the same basis as in 1924 
and requested that §5,000 be added to this classification 
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The Committee discussed at length the "budget 



recommendations now before the Legislature and it was 
agreed that while each item in the list for special 
appropriations is seriously needed, no insis tence shall 
be made for the restoration of any item. It was agreed 
that a representative of the Board should appear before 
the Ways and Means Committee and make a vigorous protest 
against the continued postponement of these items. 

The Acting President was asked to represent the 
Trustees before the Committee and at his discretion to 
request the following increases in the recommendations 
appearing in the budget: 

1. $1,000 for walks 

2. $1,000 for Poultry Disease Elimination Law 

3. $3,000 for Experiment Station, Personal Service 

Commissioner Smith stated that the Committee on 
Ways and Means is considering the advisability of establis 
ing a tuition charge for students attending the ITormal 
Schools, the Textile Schools, and the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. It was the sentiment of the 
Committee that no tuition fee should be established for 
students from this state attending the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. 



Appearance 
before T .7ays 
and Means 
Com;; it tee to 
protest against 
cutting down 
budget items 



Increases for 
budget 
recommenda tions 



Tuition 
h- charge for 

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Textile Schools 



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Alumni bill-- 
powers of the 

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Cancellation 
of position of 

.tension 
Professor of 
Landscape 
Garden! ni 

.xt ens ion 

.rvice "budget 



The Acting President asked for instructions 
as to the position he should take with regard to the 
Alumni bill now "before the Legislature seeking to restore 
to the Trustees the power for managing the affairs of the 
institution. It was agreed that the Acting President 
should attend the hearing on this bill and should make 
such statement as he deems wise concerning it, avoiding, 
however, making any statement which' will commit the 
Trustees to this bill. 

The Acting President reported on the can- 
cellation by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
of the position of Extension Professor of Landscape 
Gardening in the budget of the Extension Service. The 
Acting President was instructed to ask, at his dis- 
cretion, for the restoration of this item in the budget. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 P. ~\ 



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The Committee convened at 10:10 A. M. 



Mr. 



Ellis was chosen Chairman. 



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PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Wheeler, Lewis 
and Treasurer Kenney. 

Mr. Kenney presented memoranda outlining certain 

desired changes in business administration as at present 

prescribed by the Commission on Administration and 

Finance, covering the following: 

1. Payment of bills. 

2. Employment of skilled and unskilled labor. 

3. Letter heads . 

4. Purchase of supplies. 

5. Job printing. 

It was the opinion of the Committee that there 
should be presented to the Commission on Administration 
and Finance only such parts of the memoranda as deal with 
the direct payment of bills, the employment of labor and 
the purchase of supplies. 

At 10:45 A. M. the Committee adjourned to con- 
tinue its conference with members of the Commission on 
Administration and Finance 



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adminis t ra- 
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prescribed 
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min . and 
Finance 



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At the conference with the Commission on Ad- 
ministration and Finance, held at the State House, there 
were present in addition to the members of the Committee 
as above recorded, Commissioners White, McCormick, Whipple 
and Putnam. 

Mr. Ellis stated the general purpose of this 
conference and presented the vote of the Trustees of 
January 9, 1925 creating the Committee, 

Mr. Kenney read the memoranda previously sub- 
mitted to the Committee covering the desired changes in 
the method of payment of bills, employment of labor, and 
purchase of supplies. 

Replying to these representations, Mr. McCormick 
stated that in compliance with the law creating the 
Commission on Administration and Finance, his deputies 
are making a detailed study of the problems connected with 
accounting and business management, of all state institu- 
tions; that this survey had been completed in a number 
of institutions and uniform systems installed; that at an 
early date this investigation will be extended to the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College at the conclusion of 
which there will be instituted such changes in the 
system of accounting and business management as to him 
seem desirable. He emphasized the fact that in pre- 
scribing a uniform system of accounting at all state 
institutions, he is complying with the law and has plenary 
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With respect to the approval of bills and the 
auditing of the accounts of the College, Mr. McCormick 
expressed the opinion that neither of these functions 
properly belongs to the Trustees; that the auditing is 
a responsibility of the State Auditing Department and that 
the approval of bills should rest with the Treasurer of 
the College. He further expressed the opinion that it is 
the chief function of the Trustees to formulate and 
direct the educational policies of the institution. 

With respect to the difficulties experienced 
at the College in connection with the employment of 
emergency labor, Mr. Putnam stated that if a list of 
exemptions desired by the Treasurer were to be submitted 
to him, a satisfactory adjustment would probably be 
made. Regarding the difficulties growing out of 
personnel control and the approval of printing, he 
suggested that if the Acting President would confer with 
him and make a personal explanation of the merits of the 
cases under consideration, such a conference would 
doubtless result in favorable action by the Commission. 

With respect to the purchase of supplies , 
Mr. Whipple stated that emergency purchases are now 
authorized, the requirement being that a satisfactory 
explanation of such purchases shall be made to him. 



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bills and 
auditing 
ac counts 



Mr. Putnam- - 
employment of 
emergency labor, 
personnel cont 
and printing. 



Mr. Whipple- 
purchase of 
suppli es 



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He further stated that upon presentation of requests 
for specific exemptions, the present difficulties 
could be largely overcome • 

The conference adjourned at 11:45 A. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FARM 
Boston City Club, March 12, 1925 



In connection with the Special Meeting of 
the Trustees held, on this date, all members of the 
Farm Committee being present, an agreement was 
reached by the Committee to allow the State Depart- 
ment of Conservation to use for the purpose of 
extending its forest nurseries, approximately ten 
acres of land south of the present area; the Commission 
to be allowed to use this land for a period of five 
years and if at the end of this five year period the 
Trustees desire to withdraw the land, the Commission 
will be allowed an extension of two years in which 
to move its plantings to another location. 

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MINUTES OF MEET IN G OF TRUS TEE COMMI TTEE ON FARM 
Room 136, State House, Boston, March 26, 1925 



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The meeting -was called to order by the 
Chairman, Mr. Bowditch, at 10:40 A. M. 



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State Depart 
ment of Con- 
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PRESENT: Trustees Bowditeh, Ellis, Gerrett, 

Gilbert and Richardson. Professor J. 
Foard of the College staff was also 
present and acted as secretary. 

Business of the meeting: The reconsideration 
of the request of the State Department of Conserva- 
tion for ten acres of land on North Flat of the 
College Farm south of the present college nursery. 

Mr. James Morris, Superintendent of 
Nurseries of the Department of Conservation, appeared 
before the Committee. In answer to questions, Mr. 
Morris stated that their actual need for land this 
year was about six acres. He also stated that the 
land that had been used for trees was not raising as 
good trees as formerly. In answer to questions, Mr. 
Morris stated that the Department of Conservation 
had charge of about 80,000 acres of land owned by 
the Commonwealth. The members of the Committee 
asked several questions and after Mr. Morris withdrew, 
discussed the matter freely. 

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VOTED: To grant the Department of Conservation 
two acres of land directly south of the 
present forest nursery for a period of 
three years. Also two acres northwest 
of the present nursery in the pasture 
of the Brook's Farm, making four acres 
this spring; and to further agree to 
stump and drain five acres more directly 
to the west and northwest of the present 
forest nursery so a s to have a total 
of approximately seven acres in this 
location ready for use in the spring 
of 1926, the Department of Conservation 



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to pay the cost of preparation or, 
if they prefer to do the work, it 
is to be done subject to the approval 
of the college authorities. All to 
be under a written contract approved 
by the college treasurer. 

The vote was unanimous. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:15 P. M. 



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MINUTES OP MEETIN G OF T HE TRUSTEE COMMITTE E Og 

LEGISliTIQN 

Boston City Club, March 19, 1925 



Mr. Charles A. Gleason called the meeting to 

order at 12 o'clock noon, 

PRESENT ; Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, 

Gilbert, Richardson, Smith and Lewis. 

The following draft of emergency petition, 

preamble and Bill (prepared by Mr. Dorman, Counsel for 

the Senate) was presented by the Acting President. 

Be i t enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court assembled, and 
by the authority of the same, as follows: 

SECTION 1. The commonwealth of Massachusetts hereby 
signifies its assent to and acceptance of the 
provisions of the Act of Congress entitled, "An act 
to authorize the more complete endowment of agricul- 
tural experiment stations, and for other purposes", 
approved February twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, and its acceptance of the grants 
of funds therein provided for, and the trustees of 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College, in charge 
of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station 
are hereby authorized to receive the funds granted 
by said act and to use and expend the same in 
accordance with the provisions thereof and in 
furtherance of the purposes and objects therein set 
forth. 



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SECTION 2. The secretary of the commonwealth is 
hereby directed to forward to the secretary of 
agriculture of the United States certified copies of 
this act, forthwith upon its taking effect. 

The Committee adopted this draft and recommended 

that it be presented by the Acting President to the proper 

legislative committee chairman. Commissioner Gilbert 

presented a draft prepared by Mr. Plaisted, the legal 

adviser of the Department of Agriculture, whose services 

were generously offered and accepted, by the Trustees at 

the previous meeting. The Special Committee in charge 

expressed regret at its failure to consult Mr. Plaisted 

and it was 

VOTED ? That the Acting President express its 
appreciation of Mr. Plaisted's service 
by letter. 

Mr. Fred D. Griggs, *13, member of the Legislature 
from Springfield, in charge of the Alumni Bill before the 
Joint Committee on Administration and Education sat with 
the Committee by invitation of Mr. Ellis. He reported 
that the Committees would probably report the bill favor- 
ably if the Trustees would support it. He gave i t as his 
opinion, however, that it could not pass at this session. 
It would go to the Ways and Means Committee if it were 
reported and would probably be rejected by that Committee, 

In the discussion which followed the Committee 
expressed unanimous and cordial desire to do everything 



Purnell Bill 



Mr. Plciiid ted' s 
draft of 
Purnell Bill 



.Fred D. 

Griggs, Un- 
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it could to hold the interest and support of the Alumni 
and to work in closest harmony with them. It was evident, 





however, that there was a real difference of opinion in 
The Alumni 

regard to the merits of the bill presented by Mr. Griggs. 

If the Trustees were to appear at a hearing they would 
individually qualify (end possibly have to disapprove) 
some of its provisions. This attitude would inevitably 
affect the welfare of the bill* Legislation is necessary 
but it should be legislation, carefully and fully con- 
sidered, behind which there can be a solid body of support 
from all groups; alumni, Trustees and friends. 

It was therefore agreed by the Committee to ask 
the Acting President to present the matter to the Alumni 

;eCommittee with the suggestion that a joint Committee of 
of Alumni andf 

Alumni and Trustees could immediately begin to consider the 
prepare bill 

whole problem together and prepare a bill, based upon past 

and subsequent experience for presentation to the next 
session of the Legislature. 



T lition 
Ch< rges-- 
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Dr. Payson Smith made a report on recent develop 
ments pertaining to the question of tuition charges to 
students in the higher educational institutions. 

The meeting adjourned. 

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MINUTES OF M EETING OF COMMITTEE PI T EXPERIMENT DEPARTMEN T 
Office of the Director, Iff. A, C, Amherst, May 9, 1925 



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The Committee convened at 9:10 A. M. The 

Chairman, Charles H. Preston, presided, 

PRESENT : Trustees Preston, Chandler, Frost, Pollard, 
and Richardson* Director Haskell ^as also 
present. 

The Director reported on the following projects: 

a. Completed. 

Agronomy-6 Test of meadow fescue vs. timothy 

under varying drainage conditions 
(grass plots) 

Agricultural Local balance of trade in farm 
Economics-1 crops. 



Botany- 6 



Investigation of onion diseases. 
(Dropped with completion of manu- 
script on "Onion Smut".) 



Completed 
projects 



Botany-10 Apple disease control investigations. 

Botany-14 Investigation on control of tobacco 

wildfire. 



Botany-16 



Botany-17 



Relation of soil character to 
occurrence of onion smut. 

Test of spray materials on 
potatoes . 



Chemistry-5 Chemistry of arsenical insecticides. 



Veterinary 
Science-5 



Bacteriophagic specificity with 
special reference to B. pullorum 
and therapeusis. 



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Merged with other Projects. 



Botany- 5 



Entomology-4 



Pomology-4 



Pomology-10 



Experimental spraying for control 
of cucumber mildew under glass. 
(Merged with Botany-18, "Control 
of diseases of greenhouse 
vegetables . ") 

Control of squash vine borer. 
(Remaining work consolidated 
with Entomology-15, "A study of 
the factors influencing the 

efficiency of nicotine dusts 
and spray mixtures.") 

Experiment-s in pruning apples . 
(Consolidated with Pomology-9, 
"Testing methods of pruning.") 

Test of pruning methods on the 
Northern Spy and other varieties. 
(Consolidated with Poraology-9, 
"Testing Methods of pruning.") 



Inactive. 



Agricultural Methods and cost of distribution 
Economies-2 of tobacco, onions and potatoes. 

Entomology-7 Study of insect outbreaks in 

various localities, as they may 
appear. 

Entomology-8 Pest limits in Massachusetts . 

Entomology-11 Study of area of late frosts 

as shown by insect distribution. 

New projects instituted during the year are as 



Agricultural 
Economics-8 

Agricultural 
Economics-9 

Agronomy-5 



Study of the costs of marketing 
apples . 

Study of taxation of farm 
property. 

A field study of tobacco pro- 
duction in Massachusetts 



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Agronomy -7 



.Agronomy-8 



Agronomy-9 



Agronomy-10 



Agronomy-11 



Agronomy-12 

Botany-18 
Chemistry- 23 



Farm 
Management -2 



Veterinary 
Science-6 



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Investigation of the role of 
organic matter in the production 
of onions • ~ 

a. Pt. I. Pot work with soils 
deficient in organic matter. 

b. Pt. II. Cover crops in field. 



Study of the growth of onions 
as influenced "by differential 
liming. 

Investigation of the effect of 
varying the ratio, amount and 
concentration of plant nutrients 
applied in onion growing. 



Study of the effect of fractional 
application of fertilizer materials 
on growth, maturing, and quality 
of onions; Pts. I and II. 



Study of the effect of crops plus 
their specific fertilizers upon 
those which follow, with special 
reference to tobacco. 

Study of relationship of soil 
moisture content to yield and 
quality of tobacco. 

Control of diseases of greenhouse 
vegetables. 

Study of coloring matter in cran- 
berries . 

A study to determine the com- 
petitive status of the more 
important enterprises of 
Massachusetts . 



The therapeutic efficiency of 
avian diphtheria, roup, or bird pox 
vaccines . 



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This report was by vote accepted, including the 
approval of new projects instituted during the year. 

The Director reported that the failure to 
secure an appropriation for additional land at the 
Cranberry Station at Wareham brings about a potentially 



Cranberry 
Station- 
Ware ham 



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Research 
expend i tures 



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trus t fund 



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serious condition growing out of the existing inability to 
secure an adequate supply of sand at reasonable expense. 

The Director reported that delays in printing 
are still serious; that the poor quality of printing done 
under state control seriously injures station morale; and 
that editorial supervision of research publications contin- 
ues . 

Director Haskell explained the purpose and 
proposed administration of the funds provided by the 
Purnell Act. He also reported on the general policy 
which he advises to be followed with respect to the 
expenditure of such funds at this institution. 

The Director presented an analysis of present 
expenditures for research as assigned to various departments 
involved. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
income from the Purnell Act be 
administered by the Trustees as a 
trus t fund. 

The following Department Heads appeared before 

the Committee and explained projects for research which 

they propose for approval under the Purnell Fund: 

Miss E. L. Skinner, Department of Home Economics 
V/alter W. Chenoweth, Department of Horticultural 

Manufactures . 
Henry P. Judkins , Department of Dairying. 

James A. Foord, Department of Farm Management . 
Christian I. Gunness, Department of Rural 
Engineering. 

At 12 o'clock noon the Committee adjourned for 

luncheon at Draper Hall and for the continuation of business. 



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The Director laid before the Committee various 
problems growing out of personnel control by the State p.^.^, 

QQTlf T*Q 1 

Commission on Administration and Finance, He pointed out 

the difficulty of carrying on research work advantageously 

so long as these limitations prevail. On motion of Mr, 

Frost, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the adoption 
of the following statement of principles. 

A, Definition of research positions: 

Investigator — a technical assistant who works 

under supervision; an apprentice 
in research; one who cares for 
routine work necessary to the 
success of a research project. 



Assistant Research Professor — a person of 

proven ability, capable of 
carrying on independent re- 
search, and who actually does 
devote the major part of his 
time to such independent work. 

Research Professor — one who has made positive 

achievement in the research 
field. 

B. Promotions: 

a. That no investigator b e promoted to the rank 
and pay of an assistant research professor 
unless he qualifies under the above 
definition, and the work in which he is 
engaged is so organized that he can in 
actuality engage in independent research 
as his major activity. (The purpose of 
this recommendation is to prevent routine 
work being carried on by other than 
relatively low salaried investigators.) 

b. That promotion to the title and salary of 
a full professor be recognized as a reward 
for achievement in the research field, and 
be conferred only on the basis of established 
proof of ability and productiveness. (This 



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carries with it the necessity of providing 
machinery for determining facts as to such 
achievements. Its purpose is to insure 
promotion where it is deserved; and prevent 
it. being given solely on the basis of 
seniority preference.) 



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To recommend to the Trus tees that m 
endeavor be made to secure acceptance of 
the following salary standards: 



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under Purnell 
Act. 



VOTED: 



C. Investigator -- $1620 minimum, with $300 

increase allowed on September 1, 
following the completion of the 
first full year of service, but 
no further increase unless the 
candidate can be promoted to the 
position of assistant research 
professor. 

Assistant Research Professor — $2220 minimum, 

increments of increase of $240 and 

$300 up to a maximum of $3420, with 

beyond this no further salary 

increase unless the man qualifies as research! 

professor. 

Research Professor — $3600 to $4500, increases 

by increments of $300. 

In all cases increases to be at the discretion of 

t he Trustees , subj ect to the exigenci es of the budget . 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that an attempt 
be made to secure a ruling which shall permit 
publication under the Purnell Act without 
editorial or other supervision on the part 
of the State Commission on Administration 
and Finance; or take other action to the 
same effect. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 



position 



VOTED : T authorize the filling of the position of 
Assistant Research Professor of Entomology, 
this being a new position authorized by the 
Trustees in the approval of the budget under 
date of September 5, 1924. 



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On motion of Mr. Chandler, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
position of Research Professor of 
Agricultural Economics established by 
the Trustees September 5, 1924, be 
filled by the transfer of R. J. He Fall 
from the Extension Service Staff, 
effective July 1, 1925 or at such 
subsequent date as may be mutually 
agreed upon by the Director of the 
Experiment Station and the Director 
of the Extension Service. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED : To approve the cooperative project calling 
for the study of the apple industry, as 
submitted through and by the New England 
Research Council, and to authorize the 
Director to assign present workers to the 
service of this project or to employ 
temporary help during the summer of 1925 
for the purpose of collecting data, provided 
the majority of the New England States enter 
upon a cooperative agreement to pursue 
similar studies in their respective States, 

On motion of Mr. Pollard, it was 

VOTED : That for the present no formal work in 

Home Economics be established, but that 
during 1925-1926 the Director arrange for 
the survey of the field as recommended by 
Miss Skinner; the purpose of this survey 
being to determine what research problems, 
if any, should be recognized by the Station. 

On motion of Mr. Pollard, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the 

establishment of the following positions, 
leaving to the President and to the 
Director of the Experiment Station, authority New positions 
to fill the s ame as funds become available 
under the Purnell Act, provided research 
projects to be carried on by such investiga- 
tors are approved by the U. S. D. A. 



Cooperative 
project — New 
England Re- 
search Council! 
--apple 
industry 



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Assistant Research Professor of Rural 

Engineering; 
Assistant Res enroll Professor of Horticultural 

Manufactures ; 
Assistant Research Professor of Farm 

Management ; 
Assistant Research Professor of Dairying; 
Laboratory Assistant in Agricultural 

Economics « 

On motion of Mr, Frost, it was 

VOTED : To lay on the table the consideration 

of the publication of the report, proposed 
by Professor Waugh, entitled U A Check List 
of the Trees and Shrubs ofIJ.C. M 

On motion of Mr. Chandler, it "was 

VOTED : That in all cases of positions established 
under the Purnell Act or of persons engaged 
under the Purnell Act, there be an express 
stipulation to the effect that if Congress 
fails to appropriate the money, or if State 
funds are reduced, the position will 
automatically lapse; that in case of new, 
untried work a trial period of three years 
be allowed, and that Department Heads and 
employees understand that at the end of 
such period the positions involved may be. 
abolished without prejudice. 

Director Haskell presented a revised schedule 

of salary increases for members of the Experiment Station 

staff to become effective September 1, 1925. On motion 

of Mr. Pollard, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the list of 
salary increases as submitted by Director 
Haskell. 

On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 



. port ionraent- 
current 
:pens es 



VOTED: To approve as presented by Director Haskell, 
the department apportionment for current 
expenses for the present fiscal year. 



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On motion of Mr. Pollard, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the 
salary increases proposed by 
Director Haskell for certain 
members of the Control Staff, 
to become effective September 1, 
1925, 

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P. M, 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OP JOINT COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATI ON* 

Boston City Club, May 25, 1925 



The Committee convened at 12:50 P. M. Acting 

President Lewis presided. 

PRESENT : Trustees Chandler, Clark, Dewey, Ellis and 
Acting President Lewis* Representing the 
Alumni: Messrs. Archibald, Cutting, Griggs, 
Lyons and E. E. Richardson. 



. Chandler, 
:•. Russell 

. Griggs 
me. . -. of 
sub -commit tee 



The Committee discussed at length the administra- 
tive situation with respect to the authority of the 
Trustees in managing the affairs of the institution. On 
motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED : To request a sub-committee consisting of the 
Acting President, one other Trustee to be 
named by the Acting President and two members 
of the Alumni Committee, to prepare an 
analysis of the problem and to draft a bill 
seeking to remedy the situation. 

The Acting President named Mr. Chandler as the' 

Trustee representative on this Committee and the Alumni 

present chose Mr. Ernest S. Russell and Mr. Ered D. 

Griggs as their representatives. The sub-committee was 

urged to submit its report at an early date in order that 

a favorable report of progress may be made at the 



^Special Committee consisting of Trustees Chandler, 
Clark, Dewey, Eliis and V/heeler, appointed April 4, 1925 
by Mr. Gleason, fol. Lowing a conference, March 19, 1925, 
between the Trustee Committee on Legislation and the 
Alumni Committee on Administration. 



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Commencement meeting of the Associate Alumni. . It was 
further agreed that Governor Fuller as President of the 
Board of Trustees, be consulted after the report of 
the sub-committee is accepted. 

It "was agreed that the next meeting of this 
Committee should be held at the Boston City Club, 
Monday, June 8th at 5 P. M. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 P. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OP JOINT COMMITTEE OH ADMINISTRATION 

Boston City Club, June 8, 1925 



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Draft of Bill- 

authority of 

Trustees. 






The Committee convened at 5:15 P. M. By vote, 

Mr. William Wheeler was chosen to serve as Chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Chandler, Clark, Dewey, Wheeler, 
and Acting President Lewis. Representing 
the Alumni: .Messrs. Archibald, Cutting, 
Davenport, Griggs, Lyons, E. S. Russell 
and George E. Taylor. 

Mr. Chandler presented the report of the sub- 
committee appointed to prepare an analysis of the problem 
under consideration and to draft a bill seeking to remedy 
the situation. This report was discussed at length and 
with certain amendments, it was approved as follows: 

SUG GESTIONS FOR AN ACT "TO DEFINE THE AUTHORITY OP 
THE TRUSTEES OP THE MASSACHUSET TS AG RICULTUR AL" COLLEGE IN 
THE ADMINIS TRA TION OP THE AFFAIRS OP THAT INS TITUTION. ■ 

1. Although the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College should continue to "serve" 
in the Department of Education (the Commissioner 
of Education to be a member ex officio, of the 
Board of Trustees), Chapter 15, of the General 
Laws which provides "that the Department of 
Education shall be under the supervision and 
control of a commissioner of Education," should 
be amended so that it cannot be interpreted to 
mean that the Trustees lose any of the powere 
conferred upon them by Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws . 

2. Chapter 75 of the General Laws should be amended 
so that the Trustees shall have sole authority 
to expend all moneys appropriated by the General 
Court for the purposes of the College including 
appropriations for maintenance and special 
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to the purchase of supplies, and to out-of-state 
travel (which shall be spent with the consent 
of the Governor) and except that the Trustees 
shall fix salaries of employees of the College, 
in accordance with such salary standards, with 
minimum and maximum rates for each grade of 
employees, as shall "be approved by the Governor 
and Council. The Trustees shall have authority 
to fill vacancies, authority to create new 
positions provided funds for such have been 
granted by the Legislature, and authority to 
discontinue positions. 

3. Section 8, Chapter 75, General Laws, should be 
amended to read, "The Trustees of the College 
(instead of the Commissioner of Education) 
shall make an annual report, etc." 

4. This new act shall take precedence over other 
laws affecting the management of the College 
which may be in conflict with this legislation. 

The problem of a revolving fund was discussed 

at length and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that they 

prepare a bill providing for a revolving 
fund in the College budget. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Acting President, Mr. Russell, and 

Mr. Ellis represent this Committee/conf erring 
with the Governor on this report. yyx 

It was agreed that the details of this report 

should be held at confidential by this Committee until it Mr. Griggs - 

S ub - c o r 1 mi 1 1 e e - 

haa been presented to the Governor. Mr. Griggs was dele- to confer with 

| Governor 

gated to prepare a general report for presentation to the 

Alumni at their forthcoming meeting, covering the activities 
of this joint committee. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 P. M. 



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Dpriation 

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MINUTES 0? THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
PIT BUILDINGS AND A RRANGEMBNT OP GROUNDS 
Boston City Club, June 25, 1925 



Men's 
Dormitory 



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Plans , etc. 
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The Committee convened at 12 0*0 lock noon with 

the Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Clark, Gerrett, 
Wheeler and Lewis. 

The Committee considered at length the list of 

special legislative appropriations for 1926 as submitted 

by various departments. Discussion ensued as to the 

desirability of including in the budget an item for a 

Men's Dormitory, and on motion of Mr. Wheeler, it was 

VOTED: To include in the budget for 1926 items 

for a Men's Dormitory and for a Horticultural 
Manufactures Laboratory. 

On motion of Mr. Gerrett, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to secure pre- 
liminary plane and estimates for a Men's 
Dormitory from at least three architects, 
and submit the same to this Committee at 
an early date. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to secure plans 

and estimates for a dormitory to accommodate 
approximately 100 men at a total cost not to 
exceed $130,000, the dormitory to be located 
on a site, yet to be determined, on the ridge 
extending in a southerly direction from the 
ravine. 

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VOTED: To defer action on the projects for better 
fire protection and for enlarging the 
college reservoir, pending an inves tigition 
and report at a later meeting, by Mr. tfillian 
Wheeler. 



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Repairs , .Durfee 
Gr e e nho us e a nd 



VOTED : To defer action on the projects for repairs 
to the old Durfee Greenhouse and for repairs 
on the Harlow House, pending further investiga- Harlow HouVe 
t.^on and report at a later meeting, bv 
Acting President Lev>is. 



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It was agreed that the item for Livestock 
Replacement should be included in the r ep la cement classi- 
fication in the current budget. 

It was 

VOTED: To include in the budget for 1926 the 

following items for special appropriations, 
and to instruct the Acting President to 
represent the Trustees in presenting these 
items to the Commission on Adminis tration 
and Finance: 



Livestock 
Repla cement 



Items for 
Special 

Appropriation 

for 192 6 



1. 
2. 
3. 

4. 
5. 
6. 

7. 

8. 
9. 

10. 



Men's Dormitory 

Horticultural Manufactures Laboratory 

Additional Land for Cranberry Station 

at las t V/areham 
Roads and Walks 

Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 
Living Quarters for foreman at Tillson 

Farm 
Grading area south of Athletic Field 

for tennis courts 
Repairs to Physics Building 
Hew steam line, East Experiment Station 

to Microbiology Building 
Practice House - Home Economics 



$150,000 
60,000 

1,000 
11,000 
16,450 

6,000 

10,500 
4,000 

4,775 

21,000 



Total 



$264,725 



Men's Dorm. 



It was unanimously agreed that the appropriation 
for the Dormitory should be urged as the first preference 
of the Trustees. 

The Acting President made a statement as to the 

^+^4. . ,•!.-, . Northeastern 

extent to which the requirements for office accommodations Forestry 

for the Northeastern Forestry Experiment Station are Stations-office 

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encroaching upon the use of class-rooms in French Hall 
needed for r egular college instruction. 

It was agreed that the next meeting of this 
Committee should be held on call of the Acting Presiden 

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 P. M. 



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MINUTES 0? MEETIITG Off TRUSTEE COMMITTEE QU BUILDIITGS 

Aim arrangement o? grquiids 

Boston City Club, August 5, 1925. 



The Committee convened at 1:00 P. M. -with the 

Chairman, Mr .George H. Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Preston, 
'..heeler, and Lewis . Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

The Acting President reported that the Chairmar 

of the Commission on Administration and Finance had 

informally expressed an interest in the condition of the 

Drill Hall and by implication had endorsed the need of a 

new building. The Committee discussed the desirability 

of adding to the budget for 1926 an item to provide for 

the construction of a portion of the gymnasium or to 

substitute this item for others already approved; on 

motion of Mr. Gerrett it was 

VOTED : That the Men's Dormitory be included in the 
budget for 1926 as the first choice of this 
Committee and that the inclusion of era item 
for the construction of a part of the 
gymnasium be left with power to the Acting 
•President and the Chairman of this 
Commit tee, 'with the understanding that if 
the item for the Men's Dormitory is not 
approved, the project for the gymnasium 
shall have the full support of this 
Committee. 

Mr. Kenney reported a proposal which he had 

received relative to the purchase of the organ now 

installed on the second floor of the Library Building 



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Men's 



Dormitory 
and new 
lhasium 



Sale of organ 
in Library 
Building 



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and it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to sell the 

organ located on the second floor of the 

Library Building at the "best fair price 
obtainable . 

Three architects, Clarence P. Hoyt of 
Boston, Karl S. Putnam of Northampton and James H. 
Ritchie of Boston who had "been invited to -submit pre- 
liminary plans and specifications for a men's dormitory, 
appeared before the Committee and presented drawings 
and estimates of cost for the dormitory. 

The Committee discussed at length the locatior. 
Location or 

of the proposed men's dormitory considering the site of 
the old Chemistry Laboratory, the location immediately 
south of South College and the area immediately south 
of the Drill Hall. 

The motion of Mr. Gerrett that the men's 
dormitory be located on the site of the old Chemistry 
Building was lost. 

On motion of Mr* Preston, it was 

YOIZD : That the men's dormitory be located on 
the area immediately south of South 
College or on the area immediately south 
of the Drill Hall. 

It was agreed that the selection of an 

architect for the men's dormitory should be postponed 

until a subsequent meeting of this Committee; that the 

Treasurer should immediately notify the three c ompe ting 

^chitects of the e -Dximate site chosen for the 





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building and that the architects be invited to submit 

such further plans as they may desire in view of the 
probable location. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:45. P. M. 



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MINUTES CE HEETI1TG 0? TRUSTEE COMM ITTEE PIT BUILDIMGS 
AID ARRAMGEMICMT OF GRQUIIDS 
Boston City Club, August 13, 1925 



Pi id 

en 

Dormitory 



The Committee convened at 1:00 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PKESZMT : Trustees Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Wheeler 
and Lewis. Treasurer Kenney was also 
present. 

The Acting President reported the announcement 

made "by the Commission on Administration and Finance tha 

no s alary increases will he allowed this year for State 

employees, and presented correspondence with Dr. Smith 

relating to this subject. After discussion and on 

motion of Mr. TTheeler, it was 

TOTED: That having read the communications from 

Commissioner Putnam, Dr. Smith and Acting 
President Lewis relative to the ruling 
that no s alary increases will be granted 
this year to State employees , it be the 
opinion of the members of the Trustees 
present that the Acting President should, 
in cooperation with Dr. Smith, earnestly 
consider this problem in such a manner as 
1 shall result in an appeal for exemption 
from the application of this ruling to 
members of the staff of the Agricultural 
College, being carried to the Governor. 

The Committee considered modified plans and 

estimates for the Hen's Dormitory as submitted by Mr. 

Karl S. Putnam, and Mr. Clarence P. Hoyt, and reviewed p 

as previously presented by Mr. James r . n itchie. The 

i stimates and the plans were discussed in detail and 

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VOTED : That the drawings submitted by Ur. James 
H. Ritchie be chosen as the basis for the 
plans for the Men T s Dormitory and that the 
Treasurer be authorized to consult with the 
Commission on Administration and Finance 
for the purpose of securing authorization 
to obtain complete plans and estimates for 
-a dormitory to house approximately 100 men. 

It was 

YOTED^: To authorize the Acting President to 

secure the necessary preliminary plans, 
specifications and estimates for the 
construction of -a portion of the gymnasium, 
to cost from $125,000 to $150,000. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P. If. 



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Plans of Mr. 
J. H. Ritchie 
for nei lien's 
Dormito ry 



Plans , etc . 
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miSUTES OF MEETING OF joint committee on administration 



Boston City Club, September 8, 1925 



Adminis trativ 

Problems 



Legislation 



itrol ', 
Commission on 
Ac.- tion 

Lance 



The Committee convened at 6:15 P. M. with 

Mr. William Wheeler serving as Chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Chandler, Dewey, Ellis, Wheeler 
and Acting President Lewis, Representing 
the Alumni, Messrs. F» D. Griggs, Louis 
Lyons, E. S. Russell and T. L. Warner. 

The Acting President reported on the conference 
'which the sub-committee consisting of Mr. Ellis, Mr. 
Russell and himself had had with the Governor relative 
to the administrative problems of the College and the 
purpose of the Alumni and Trustees to seek legislation 
in 1926 which will define the powers of the Trustees. 

reported that while the Governor had not expressed 
any opinion relative to the draft of the proposed 
legislation he had appeared sympathetic with the ends 
sought and had manifested no opposition to the intro- 
duction of such a bill as is contemplated. 

The Acting President further stated that the 
administrative situation has not improved during the 
past year and that all attempts at securing satisfactory 
adjustments with trie Commission on Administration and 
Finance have been futile. He recited several instances 
illustrating the continued unsatisfactory situation. He 
further reported that Commissioner V/hite had stated at 



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the time the special committee had conferred with the 
governor that the budget system in order to operate 

successfully not only involves the preparation of the 

budget by the Commission on Administration and Finance 

but also that the expenditure of funds appropriated by 

the Legislature must be controlled' by this Commission, 

After discussion of the proposal of -June 8th 

upon which a bill should be drafted and on motion of 

Dr. Dewey it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
and adoption of the following report and 
that a legislative bill incorporating the 
substance of this report be drafted and 
introduced into the Legislature of -1926, 
jointly by the Trustees and the Associate 
Alumni. 



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Although the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College should continue to 
"serve" in the Department of Education 
(the Commissioner of Education to be a 
member, ex officio, of the Board of Trustees), 
Chapter 15, of the General Laws which 
provides "that the Department of Education 
shall be under the supervision and control 
of a commissioner of Education," should be 
amended so that it cannot be interpreted 
to mean that the Trustees lose any of the 
powers conferred upon them by Chapter 75 of 
the General- Laws. 



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II Chapter 75 of the General Laws should be 
amended so that the Trustees shall have sole 
authority to expend all moneys appropriated 
"by the General Court for the purpose of the 
College including appropriations for 
maintenance and special appropriations, 
except such funds as are applied to the 
purchase of supplies, and to out-of-state 
travel (which shall be spent with the 
consent of the Governor) and except that the 
Trustees shall fix salaries of employees of 
the College, in accordance with such salary 
standards, with minimum and maximum rates 
for each grade of employees, as shall be 
approved by the Governor and Council. The 
Trustees shall have authority to fill 

vacancies, authority to create new positions 
provided funds for such have been granted by 
the Legislature, and authority to discontinue 
posi tions . 

III In the legislative budget the item of 
personal service for the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College shall include the 
following: 

Appropriation to continue existing obligations, 
including vacancies. 
Appropriation for new positions. 
Appropriation for salcry increases. 



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IV Section 8, Chapter 75, General Laws, should 
be amended to read, "The Trustees of the 
College (instead of the Commissioner of 
Education) shall make an annual report, etc." 
V This new act shall take precedence over 

other laws affecting the management of the 
College which may "be in conflict with this 
legislation. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P. M. 

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MINUTES Off MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH" 1XTE3J&IQW 

SERV ICE 
Boston City Club, September 9, 1925 




Parm and 
Home Week 



Special problems 
of na and Hcpme 

.'eek 



Service P 



Tine Committee convened at 10:40 A. M. Until 

the arrival of Mr. Chandler, Mr. Bowditch served as 

Chairman. 

PRESENT: Trustees Chandler, Bowditch, Dewey, Ellis, 
and Acting President Lewis. Director 
Willard was also present. 

Director Millard reported on the Farm and Home 

V/eek program of 1925 and referred to the following special 

problems associated therewith: 

1. The need of additional meeting places which will 
accommodate relatively large numbers 

2. The need of adequate dormitory facilities. 
S. The need of additional equipment at the Dining 

Hall which will enable the management to feed 
more quickly the large number attending farmers ' 




Week. 
4. The difficulty growing out of the arrival, the 
week following the live-stock parade, of the 
program which was printed at the State's Prison 
for use in connection with that event. 
Other Extension Service problems discussed by 
Director Willard were: 






1. Development during the year of the Extension 
Service project in ?arm Forestry. 




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2. The recent survey of boys' and girls 1 club work 

in a chosen area of Middlesex County. 

5. The recent over-night visit to the College of 

representatives of the State Granges of Maine 

and New Hampshire, 

4. The program of Extension Service in Marketing. 

Consideration was given to the budget for 

Extension Service expenditures for 1926 as submitted by 

the Director with the approval of the Acting President. 

By vote the budget was approved including the request 

for a new position as Extension Assistant Professor 

of Animal Pathology and including the proposed salary 

increases for 1926, the total increase in 1926 over 

the appropriation for 1925 being approximately $6,000. 

Director Willard presented a proposal for a 

sliding scale of fees which will apply to the various 

correspondence courses. By vote this was approved. 

C ORRSSPOITDENC E courses 

Basis for Fees 

Pee per course based on number of lessons at 20 cents 
per lesson. 



Standard All lessons 
Rate sent at a 

time 



Minimum charge (less than ten lessons $2.00 



10 - 15 lessons 

16 - 20 '» 

21 - 25 » 

26 - 30 " 
31 - 40 

41 - 50 » 

51 - 60 " 



Extension 

Service 

P rob lens 



Expendi tures 
1926 



Position 



3 a la ry 
Increases 



Sliding Scale 
of fees — 

correspondence 
cours es 



3.00 


^2.00 


4.00 


3.00 


5.00 


4.00 


6.00 


5.00 


8.00 


5.50 


10.00 


6.50 


12.00 


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Where no text is used and where the lessons 
thus have to contain all the material of the course, as 
in the marketing course, the maximum fee will be one and 
dence Cours ^one-half times the standard rate. 

In the case of a reading course, which 
requires much less material and service, it is recommended 
that the minimum rate be one-half the standard rate. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:50 P. M. 



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MimJTES OF MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 0!T COURSE OF 



STUDY AUD FACULTY 



Boston City Club, September 9, 1925 



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The Committee convened at 12:45 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey and Acting 
President Lewis. 

The Committee considered the salary increases 

Salary 
as recommended by the Acting President for members of the increases 



teaching staff to be included in the budget for 19 26. 
After discussion it was 



Ins true ti on 
Staff 



VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Finance 
Committee, the salary increases proposed 
for members of the instruction staff. 

VOTED : To approve the request for the establishment Hew Position- 
of a new position as Assistant Professor of Home Economics 
Home Economics at a salary of .§2500 per yeaic 
and that this position be filled in 1926 
only in the event of the number of women 
students attending the College so requiring 



The Committee considered the budget presented 
for the maintenance of the Short Courses in 1926 and it 



was 



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VOTED : To approve the salary increases as 

recommended for members of the Short Course 
staff. 

On recommendation of the Acting President it 



VOTE D: That the leave of absence for Newell L. Sims, 



Short Course 
Budget 



Salary increases] 
Short Course 



Newell L. Sims 



Professor of Rural Sociology be extended for leave of 



one year from September 1, 1925, this 



abs ence 



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extension being granted with the under- 
standing that at the end of the year 
Professor Sims will withdraw from the 
staff of this institution. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P. 11. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS 



AND ARRANGEI1ENT OF GROUNDS 



Boston City Club, September 9, 1925 



The Committee convened at 2:30 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Gerrett, Preston, 
Uheeler, and Acting President Lewis. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

The Treasurer reported that the Commission on 

Administration and Finance had refused to authorize the 

necessary expense for the preparation of plans and 

specifications for the Freshman dormitory, such plans 

and specifications being necessary to support the item 

included in the legislative budget for an sg propria t ion 

for a dormitory. After discussion and on motion of 

Mr. Wheeler, it was 

VOTED : To refer to the Trustees further considera- 
tion of the above mentioned ruling. 

The Treasurer reported on the destruction by 

fire on September 3rd of the Cavalry barn, the estimated 

loss being #18,000 for the building and $5,500 for 

supplies and equipment belonging to the Federal 

Government. An investigation was conducted by the 

Treasurer September 4th relative to the possible cause 

of the fire and the Department of Public Welfare has 

been requested to make a thorough investigation. The 



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Refusal to 
au tho riz e the 
plans for 
Freshman 
Dormitory 



Des true ti on of 

Cavalry Barn oy 



fire 



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Re bu i 1 d i ng of 

Cavalry Barn 



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Treasurer reported on various places where the cavalry 

horses might "be housed during the coming winter. There 

are serious objections connected with the carrying out 

of any of these suggestions and a substantial expenditure 

will be required in connection with each. After 

discussion it was . 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
Cavalry barn be rebuilt and that the 
Governor be requested to grant from the 
Emergency Fund an appropriation sufficient 
to rebuild the stable at once. 

On motion of Mr. V/heeler, it was 

VOTED : That authorization be requested from the 
Commission on Administration and Finance 
to incur such expense as is necessary for 
the preparation of plans and specifications 
for that portion of the gymnasium for which 

an appropriation is to be requested in 

1926. 

It was 

VOTED: That the Treasurer be authorized to confer 
with Mr. Ritchie as to the possibility of 
preparing without cost, tentative plans for 
a gymnasium, sufficient to support the item 
for this project in the legislative budget 
for 1926. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 



EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Boston City Club, September 9, 1925 



The Committee convened at 4:20 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston presiding, 

PRESENT : Trustees Preston, Pollard and Acting 

President Lev; is . Director Haskell was 
also present. 

Detailed consideration was given to the budget 

for current expenses for the Experiment Station for 1926 

and it was 



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VOTED : To approve the budget for personal service 
including salary increases as proposed, and 
also the budget for maintenance, and to 
recommend the same to the Finance 
Commi ttee. 



Director Haukell also presented the budget 

for the various control services for 1926 and it was 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Finance 
Committee the budget for control service 
including the proposed salary increases 
as presented. 

VOTED ; To approve and recommend to the Finance 
Committee the budget for the maintenance 
of the Market Garden Field Station for 
1926 as submitted by Director Haskell, 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
research position in Horticultural 
Manufactures to b e financed from Purnell 
funds, established by vote of the Trustees 
of June 15, 1925, be of the grade of 
Professor instead of Assistant Professor. 

VOTED : That the Director be authorized to make 

from such funds as are available and under 
his control, an apportionment for the 
maintenance of research work in Rural 
Engineering. 



Service Budget 



Control Service 
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budget 



Prof. Hort. 
Manufactures , 
Purnell Fund 



Rural Engineer- 






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VOTED : lo recommend to the Trustees that there 
be established at the discretion of the 
Director and of the Acting President 
the position of Research Assistant 
Professor of Home Economics, the salary 
of which is to be paid from Purnell funds 

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P. E. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRU STEE COigilTTKB ON FINANCE 
Boston City Club, September 9, 1925 



The Committee convened at 5:35 P. M. with, the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason presiding. 

PKKSENT : Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, 
Pollard and Acting President Lewis. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



The Committee considered the budget for 
current expenses for 1926, this budget having been 



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current 

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After discussion and on motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Trustees that the 
request for current expenses for 1926 
be approximately $939,000, an increase 
of approximately $40,000 over the 
appropriation granted in 1925, it being 
understood that if the salary increases 
requested for 1925 are granted prior to 
December 1 the budget for 1926 will be 
further increased by approximately .$10,000. 

The following special appropriations for 1926 

as voted by the Committee on Buildings and Arrangement 

of Grounds were by vote approved and recommended to the 

True tees : 



1. 
2. 
3. 

4. 
5. 
6. 



Fr e shman Do rrai t o ry $ 15 , 

Horticultural Manufactures Laboratory 60,000 
Additional Land for Cranberry Station 

at East Wareham 1,000 

Roads and Walks 11,000 

Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 16,450 
Living Quarters for Foreman at Tills on 

Farm 6,000 



Special 
Appropriations 



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Special 
Appropriations 




Holyoke Brick 
Company 



Sale of wood 
frc 

Tob-', 



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Property 



Exp 
to Microbiology Building 
10 ♦ Practice House -- Home Economics 
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4,775 
21,000 

150,000 



Total $454,725 

The Treasurer reported a proposal made by the 

Attorney for the Holyoke Brick Company now in insolvency, 

for the settlement of claims of its creditors, of which 

the Massachusetts Agricultural College is one. After 

discussion and on motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 

VOTED : To refer to the Treasurer with power, 
consideration of, and action on this 
proposal. 

Discussion of the above mentioned proposal 

disclosed the fact that the Head of the Department of 

Forestry has been negligent in reporting to the Treasure 

the sale of a large quantity of wood from the forest 

on Mount Toby and it was 

VOTED: That the Head of the Department of 

Forestry be notified that in the future 
no sale of property belonging to the 
College shall be made except after 
consultation with and on the approval 
of the Treasurer. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 P. r. 

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MINUTES OF HE ETI'JG 0? TRUSTEE COMMITTM: I PIT HORTICULTURE 

Boston City Club, October 2, 1925 



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The meeting convened at 6:45 P. L. 

PRESENT : Trustee Frost and Acting President Lewis. 
Professor "7a ugh was also present. 

Professor Waugh urged the necessity for 
securing an appropriation for the Horticultural Manu- 
factures Building from the forthcoming Legislature and 
explained the additional demands for this building due 
to the increased attendance of women students and to the 
undertaking of research work under the Purnell Fund. 
It was agreed that the Chairman of the Committee should 
seek the cooperation of the Boston Market Gardener 1 s 
Association, the Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association, 

the Cranberry Growers 1 Association, and certain women's 

Dept. of 

organizations, in securing favorable consideration on the Vegetable 

Gardening 
request for an appropriation of $60,000 for the Horti- 
cultural Manufactures Building. 

Professor Waugh discussed the situation with 
respect to the organization of resident instruction in 



the Department of Vegetable Gardening, indicating that in 
his opinion the best solution of this problem may be 
found in developing Mr. Snyder as a suitable teacher to 
direct resident work. 

» Discussion ensued as to the affairs of the 
Market Garden Field Station at V/altham. 



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Professor \7augh presented an analysis of 






Division of 

rticulture expenditures in the various departments of the Division 
--expenditures 

of Horticulture, 

It was agreed that the Chairman should 
endeavor to "bring the members of the Horticultural 
Committee to Amherst in October or November for an 
inspection of the Horticultural projects. 

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 P. M. 



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Boston City Club, October 27, 1925 



The Committee convened at 5:15 P. M. with 

Mr. William Wheeler serving as Chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Chandler, Clark, Dewey, 
Ellis, and Acting President Lewis. 
Representing the Alumni: Messrs. Fred 
D. Griggs, Evan P. Richardson, Ernest S. 
Russell, George E. Taylor, Theoren L. 
Warner and Philip P. Y/hitmore. 

Mr. Griggs presented a draft of amendments to 

existing laws whereby the desired restoration of some of 

the powers of the Trustees in the management of the 

College, may be insured. The proposed amendments were 

fully discussed and were favored by all members of the 

Committee present. Careful consideration was also given 

to the methods by which support of members of the 

Legislature and others for this measure, may be obtained 

It was 



VOTED: That a sub-committee consisting of Messrs, 
Chandler, Griggs, Russell, and Acting 
President Lewis, review the proposed amend- 
ments here submitted, and perfect the same; 
that the final draft of the bill be submittec 
by mail to members of this Committee for 
final comment; that the bill then be filed 

and plans be made to enlist public support 

for the measure. 

The desirability of providing for a revolving 
fund was discussed at length and unanimously supported. 
It was thought, however, inadvisable to include the 



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provision for such a fund in the legislation now under 

consideration for 1926. On motion of Dr. Dewey, it was 

VOTED : That a sub-committee of three be appointed 
to consider the problem of a revolving 
fund for the College and to r eport at a 
subsequent date. 

Pursuant to the above vote, Messrs. George E. 

Taylor,. Evan • c '. Richardson and Ernest S. Russell were 

appointed to serve in co-operation with the Acting 



President. 



The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P. M. 



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The Committee convened at 6:00 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Ylheeler, presiding, 

PRESENT: Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Gannon, Smith 
and Lewis . 

The Committee discussed at length the 
desirability of establishing a tuition charge for 
residents of the State attending the College. Dr. Smith 
expressed himself as faro ring a tuition charge and urged 
that if the Trustees beliere that such ought to be 
established, they take the initiatire in determining, 
the amount of this fee. The opinion was also unanimous 
that the fee should be sufficiently low so that it would 
represent no great hardship on any student and that there 
should be no state scholarships prorided. 

On motion of Dr. Smith it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that effectire 
in September 1926 there be charged a tuition 
fee of §20 per term for four-year and two- 
year students, residents of the State, 
attending the Agricultural College and 
that such registration or tuition fees 
be charged other groups of students as 
shall be recommended ~by a special committee 
to be appointed by the Trustees. 

The Acting President raised the question of 

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as may protest against participating in military drill 



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n the ground of conscientious objections. It was the 
opinion of the Committee that all students entering the 
college should be prepared to meet the regulations with 
respect to military drill as announced in the catalogue. 

Acting President Lewis presented a request 
from the Advisory Council of Women that Miss Sarah 
Louise Arnold be granted an interview with the Trustees 
for the . cons ideration of the development of women's work 
at the College. Discussion ensued on this subject, 
particularly as it relates itself to the housing 
facilities for women. The Committee agreed that this 
request of the Advisory Council of Y/omen should be 
referred to the Acting President for further considera- 



tion. 



On motion of Mr, Bowditch, it was 



VOTED : 



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To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of the action of the Acting President in 
appointing Director Sidney B. Haskell 
as Acting Head of the Division of Agriculture, 
effective December 1, 1925. 

On motion of Mr. Gannon, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of the action of the Acting President 
in granting a part-time leave of absence 
to Professor H. F. Judkins , from November 1, 
1925 to June 50. 19 26, Professor Judkins 
to receive during this time compensation 
at the rate of $S0 per month. 

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VOTED : That the name of the Department of 
Rural Engineering be changed to 
that of Agricultural Engineering. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 P. Mi 



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Boston City Club, January 7, 1926 



The Committee convened at 10:10 A. M. with 

the Chairman, Mr. Harold L. Frost, presiding. 

PPJBSEI TT r Trustees Frost, Chandler, Clark, Preston, 
and Lewis. Professor Chenoweth was also 
present. 

The Committee discussed at length the 
desirability of encouraging s tate organizations of fruit 
and vegetable growers to appear before the Ways and 
l.^eans Committee in support of the legislative appropria- 
tion of .$ 60, 000 requested by the Trustees for a 
Horticultural llanufactures building. Professor 
Chenoweth presented a statement as to the existing 
inadequate laboratory facilities for teaching and 
research work. The question was raised as to the 
possibility of providing for this work in some existing 
building which would meet the minimum requirements of 
the Department. 

The Acting President suggested that a careful 
survey be made of the building facilities of the College 
to ascertain whether existing laboratories and class- 
rooms can be used to better advantage and whether in 
existing buildings can be found space to meet certain 
urgent need- . 

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WEED- That the urgency of securing an appropria- 

X2L ^ tion for the Horticultural Manufactures 

Building be stressed before the Trustees. 

On motion of Mr. Chandler, it was 

VOTED* To recommend to the Trustees that a 

~ " special committee be appointed to 

consider the possibility of a Me 
advantageous use of existing laboratory 
and class-room facilities of tne College. 

The meeting adjourned at 12 o'clock noon. 



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MIMJTES OP MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



Boston City Club, January 7, 1926 



The Committee convened at 12:15 P. 1C« with 

the Chairman, Mr. John Chandler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Chandler, Bowditch, Ellis, 
Prost, Gannon and Lewis. Director 
\7illard was also present. 

The Director reported on the following: 

1. Salary increases allowed for the Extension Service 

staff, effective September 1, 1925. 

2. Changes in extension staff at the College and in 

the counties, 

3. Resumption of cooperative extension work in Essex 

County. 

4. Changes in duties of staff members. 

5. Radio courses. 

6. Publications; Monthly News Service; monthly letters 

from extension specialists. 

7. Exhibits Committee and policy. 

8. Project policies. 

9. Project for extension service in farm forestry. 

10. Extension work in home management. 

11. Tobacco situation affecting the growers in the 

Connecticut Valley 

12. Garage facilities. 

13. Extension Service Budget for 1926: appropriations 

and balances since 1919; 
reasons for increase 
in maintenance cost; trav 
by automobile. 



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14. Salarv scale: 



maximum for Extension Service 
specialists should be raised from 
$5500 to $5600. 



On motion of Mr, Bowditch it vjas 

VOTED: That it be the sense of this Committee 
that the Extension Service should be 
represented to such an extent as shall 
be determined by the Director at fairs 
and meetings where there is an evident 
opportunity for extension teaching. 



The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P. 



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MIUUTES Off HEETI'TG OF T RUSTEE GOIuIITTEE PIT 
BUILD IIIGS A13D AR RAITG EIJSNT OP GROUNDS 
Boston City Club, January 7, 1926 



The Committee convened at 2:00 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Clark, Gerrett, 
Preston, Wheeler and Lewis. Mr. Broad- 
foot was also present representing 
Treasurer Kenney, 

Mr, Broadfoot presented a report from the 
Superintendent of Buildings on the reconstruction of the 
Cavalry Barn in three units, namely, a stable for the 
horses, a storage for forage, and a blacksmith shop. 

The Acting President reported on a recent 
conference with the Budget Commissioner, which had 
disclosed the probability that in 1926 no special 
appropriations will be recommended for the College and 
the t the Trustees may not in the near future hope for 
favorable action on an appropriation for a dormitory. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 P. M. 

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Boston City Club, January 7, 1926 



The Committee convened at 3:10 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston, presiding, 

PRESENT : Trustees Preston, Chandler, ffrost, and 
Levi is . Director Haskell was also 
present. 

Director Haskell reported on projects under- 
taken since July 1, 1925, to be financed from Purnell 
Funds. These projects were approved as follows: 

PUREE LL Finn) BUDGET 
July 1, 1925— June 30, 1926 
Agric ultur a 1 Economics, ; 

7a. The Determination of Amount of Food Products 
Received in the Hevs England Consuming Area. 
Leader: R. J. Mcffall. 

9. Study of the Taxation of Farm Property. 

Leader: H. W. Yount. 

10. Economic Factors Underlying the Supply and 
Market Distribution of Hew England Apples. 
Leader: I is s L. P. Jefferson. 

10a. Study of Market Outlets for Massachusetts 
(and Hew England) Apples. 

Leader: Hiss L. P. Jefferson. 

Estimated costs to end of Purnell year: 



Salaries 
Maintenance 



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$5470.00 
4650.00 $10,120.00 



Dairy Manufactures : 



1. Determining Factors Influencing Volume Weight 
in Ice Cream. 

Leader: A. W. Phillips. 



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XiEtimated costs to end of Purnell year: 



Salary 



12100.00 

400.00 $2,500.00 



Maintenance 



Far;:: Management : 

2a. Study of Competitive Status of Massachusetts 
Farm Enterprises. 
Leader: 



Estimated costs to end of Purnell year: 



Salaries 
Maintenance 



$1675.00 

250.00 $1,925.00 



Home Economics : 



1. Food Consumption of School Children in Relation 
to Health. 
Leader: 1 is s Helen Knowlton. 

Estimated cost to end of Purnell year: 



Salaries 
Maintenance 

Horticultural Manufactures: 



|1800.00 

600.00 $2,400.00 



1. The Extraction of Fruit Juices in the Manufac 
of Fruit Jellies . 

Leader: C. R. Fellers. 

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$1750.00 

500.00 $2,050.00 



P oultry Husbandry : 



2a. Statistical Study of Heredity in Rhode Island 
Red Breed of Poultry. 
Leader: F. A. Hays. 



Estimated cost to end of Purnell year: 

;560.00 



Salary 

Ms intenance 



250.00 



$310.00 



Administration: 



Official travel account national Committee on 
Purnell Organization and Correlation of 

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It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
research position in ?arrn Management 
to be financed from Purnell Funds , 
established by vote of the Trustees 
of June 15, 1925, be of the grade 
of professor instead of assistant 
profess or. 

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To recommend to the Trustees that 
they do not oppose the proposed amendment 
to Chapter 94 of the General Laws, this 
law dealing with the testing of dairy 
glassware . 



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The Committee convened at 4:05 P. M. with 

the Chairman, Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, presiding, 

PRSSEITT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett and 

Lewis. Director Haskell was also present 

It was 

VOTED :. That the Acting President be authorized 
to transfer at his discretion the salary 
of E. J. iiontague from the Farm account 
to the Instruction account . 



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Director Haskell raised the question of the 

policy of institutional membership in various livestock 

breeders* associations. It was the opinion of the 

Committee that such organizations should admit a 

-representative of the institution to their membership 

without the payment of annual dues. 

-. Haskell discussed the problem of the farm 

budget. The Committee agreed to support whatever 

economies are necessary to keep expenditures within the 

budget allowance. 

It was 

VOTED : To accept as a report of progress, the 
following statement defining the 
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SUGGESTED PLAN OF ORGANIZATION OP THE COLLEGE FARM 
IN REFERENCE TO THE DEPARTMENT 0? ANIMAL HUSBANDRY 
AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF 

AGRICULTURE 

The problem is apparently that of utilizing 

present personnel in an attempt to make possible 

continued effective instruction in animal husbandry, 

and at the same time provide for effective maintenance 

of the farm, and better utilization of its resources 

in promoting certain institutional objectives. The 

form of organization adopted should include the 

following: 

1, A statement, agreed upon ^y all interested 
parties, of the objectives or functions of the farm. 
If, in addition, the several functions may be evaluated 
so that one may be compared with another, the chances 
for success are increased. 

2. For the sake of ease, simplicity, and the 

possibility of placing responsibility and centralizing 

authority, organize the farm as a single operating unit 

with the institutional standing of a department. The 

one in charge should rank ultimately as professor and 

head of the department. We should approach this rank 

as rapidly as he demonstrates actual achievement in 

attaining the ends agreed upon. For the present Mr. 

Montague should rank a s assistant professor. 

5. Provide for the co-ordination of the work of 
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interest through establishing a standing divisional 
committee on co-ordination. The head of the farm 
department should "be ex officio chairman of this 
committee. The other members should be appointed by the 
division head, although nominally the head, of the 
departments interested in the farm would serve on the 
committee. On the chairman of this committee will rest 
the responsibility for securing thought, study, and co- 
operation from other departments in respect to the use 
and development of the farm. Any failure of any depart- 
ment to utilize to good advantage the resources of the 

of the farm 
farm must also be considered a failure, in attaining its 

defined objectives. Unless disapproved by the division 
head, plans developed by such a committee should be 
considered final, subject, however, to the exigencies 
of the budget. 

The above plan centralizes both responsibility 
and authority. It gives to the heads of the teaching 
departments very definitely organized advisory functions, 
and makes them responsible to a high degree for the 
planning of farm operations. If the parties at interest 
agree on a statement of objectives, which can be 
subscribed to by all, it should be possible to keep these 
objectives continually in mind. They might, indeed, rank 
as projects of the farm department and a s such be 
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In addition to the suggested statement of 
functions, there is attached herewith statement of duties 
of the two officers most intimately c oncerned with the 
plan of organization, namely, the head of the farm 
department and the head of the department of animal 
husbandry. 

Scope and Function of the Farm Department 

a. Mainly an operating department. 

b. Producing food for animals and crops for sale. 

c. Maintaining and producing teaching materials for the 

use of the several departments grouped in the 
Division of Agriculture. 

d. Serving as a demons trational plant in its contact 

with the farmers of the State. 

e. Open to use as a training school in the arts of 

agriculture (as differentiated partially from 
the science of agriculture.) 

f. Providing needy students with opportunity for labor. 

g. May be used for experimental work, as by the terms 

of Chapter 75, of the revised laws. 

Dut ies .o<f the Head of the Farm D epartment 

a. To have charge of the business and production opera- 

tions of the farm, including responsibility for 
the services of all foremen, mechanics, and others 
if employed by the farm in its service. 

b. To have charge of, responsibility for, and authority 

over the college herd. 

d. To be responsible for trie use of the farm as a 

training school in the art of agriculture, and 
to further such use under whatever plans may be 
developed as feasible and s ound. 

d. To attempt to make student labor educational insofar 
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To have full charge of resident teaching in animal 
husbandry. 

To conduct the business of his department, which is 
an educational and not an operating department. 

Either personally or by deputy to serve on the division 
co-ordinating committee and assist in the attain- 
ment of the dual objectives of using the farm 
herds and flocks in educational work, and 
developing such herds and flocks in a comprehensive 
and effective way. 

To serve the livestock interests of the state in all 
ways compatible with efficient performance of 
the aforementioned duties . 

The Research Problem 



The research problem has not yet been considered 
in a comprehensive way with reference to the department 
of animal husbandry. For years the institution has 
conducted research work for and in animal husbandry, 
but organized it through the department of plant and 
animal chemistry. Discussion of possible research work 
on the farm has always been prejudiced by the thought 
that it would require subdivision of the land into very 
small areas, and division of the herd into very small 
groups. At the same time there is real question as to 
vitality of teaching in a department which conducts no 
research. Ultimately, if the College continues to grow, 
the present station barns must be moved or otherwise 
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particular logic in the present organization of animal 
husbandry research. If an effective organization on the 
farm and in the department of animal husbandry is 
perfected, the Station Director will be ready to give 
consideration to the matter of organizing the Station 
work with reference to this subject. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P. I.I. 

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MINUTES OF MESTIITG OF T R USTEE COI-'H ITTEE PIT PliTANCE 
Boston City Club, January 7, 1926 



The Committee convened at 5:15 P. M. Mr. 

A.therton Clark was chosen Acting Chairman. 

PRSSENT : Trustees Clark, Bowditch, Ellis and 

Lewis. - T -r. Broadfoot was also present 
representing Treasurer Kenney. 

Mr. Broadfoot presented the annual report 
of the Treasurer for the year ending Hoveinber 30, 1925. 
After detailed consideration of this report and dis- 
cussion thereon, and on motion of Mr. Ellis it was 

VOTED : To approve the report as submitted and 

recommend its acceptance ay, the Trustees. 

On motion of Mr. Bo w ditch, it was 

VOTED : That the Committee request the Treasurer 
to mail each member of the Board of. 
Trustees, in advance of the annual 
meeting a copy of his annual report, 
this procedure to be in lieu of the 
detailed verbal presentation formerly 
made to the Trustees at their annual 
mee ting. 

The Acting President reported a balance of 

$522.06 in the Veterans* Bureau Trust Fund which has 

been available for the rehabilitation of disabled 

veterans. On motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 

VOTED: To retain the balance of 0522.06 in the 
Veterans T Bureau Fund and to authorize 
its expenditure under the direction of 
the Acting President. 



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The Cor.imittee considered the problem of the 
use of the infirmary by others than students and on 
motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 



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VOTED : Thcrt the use of the college infirmary 

be reserved far exclusive use of the students Ustr °^ 
at the college. 

The question of imposing restrictions on 
travel within the State was discussed. The Committee 
agreed that no action is necessary and expressed itself 
as approving the vote taken this day on this subject 
by the Committee on Extension Service. 

The Acting President asked for advice as to 
the procedure to b e followed in approving out-of-state 
travel on Purnell funds. It was the opinion of the 
Committee that the expenditure of Purnell funds for 
out-of-state travel should be subject to approval by 
the President without reference to the Trustee 
Committee on out-of-state travel. 



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On motion of Mr. Bow ditch it was 

VOTED : To authorize the use of a portion of the 
accumulated income of the Whiting Street 
Scholarship Fund for a scholarship for 
Huntington Rutan. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 

VOTED : That the income of the following scholar' 
ship funds be used on approval of a 
Committee consisting of the President, 
the Dean and the Treasurer: 

Endowed Labor Fund 
Whiting Street Scholarship Fund 
Hary Robinson Scholarship Fund 
Gas sett Scholarship Fund 



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The Acting President read a letter from 
James C. HcCormick, Comptroller, advising that the 
duties of auditing the accounts of the institution 
be transferred from members of the Trustees to 
deputies of the State Auditing Department and further 
advising that the Trustees select a representative 
to advise with the Treasurer in the handling of 
trust fund securities. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

"VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
suggestion of Comptroller HcCormick 
relative to auditing and the custody 
of trust funds be carried out. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:50 P. M. 

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MINUT ES O F MEETING OP TRUSTE E COMMIT TEE ON FARM 
President's Office, Amherst, March 20, 1926 



The meeting convened at 8:40 A. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr, Nathaniel I. Bowditch, presiding. 



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P RESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Richardson, 
and Acting President Lewis. Director 
Haskell and Mr. Montague were also present. 

Dr. J. B. Lentz, College veterinarian, discussed 

with the Committee possible plans for eradicating contagious 

abortion from the college herd. After discussion it was 

VOTED ; That the Farm Committee hereby records 

itself as favoring the policy of endeavor- 
ing to free the college herd of contagious 
abortion. 



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It was 

VOTED : That the Chairman of the Committee be 

authorized in consultation with Director 
Haskell, Dr. Lentz, and Mr. Montague to 
prepare plans for a building to contai n 
isolation box-stalls for cattle. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Chairman of the Committee be 
authorised to take such steps as are 
necessary to secure an appropriation in 
1926, through the supplementary budget 
or otherwise, for this farm building. 

The Committee discussed at length the farm 

budget as presented; Director Haskell and Mr. Montague 

were instructed to study further the problem of the 

more advantageous sale of farm products and to report 

to this Committee at a subsequent meeting. 



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is olation 

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Director Haskell presented figures indicating 
that the annual net cost of operating the farm is due 
in large part to the number of educational activities 
carried on by the farm. It was the opinion of the 
Committee that the farm should be operated primarily 
as an educational enterprise; that the present 
activities are justified as well as the cost which is 
involved by them. 

Director Haskell reported on live-stock sales 
and replacements; also on a desirable policy to be 
followed with respect to the replacement of farm 
machinery. 

It was 

VOTED : That an item for f 1,000 be included in the 
1927 budget for replacing farm machinery, 
this amount to be added to the current 
budget of the farm. 

Director Haskell presented the following list 

of far?? buildings to be provided from 1926 to 1930 inclu 



sive: 



1926: 1. Isolation box s tails for cattle 

2. Calf barn 

3. Garage for c ollege cars and 
tractors 

1927: 1. Farm office building 

2. Six box stalls for breeding horses 



1928: 1. 



Shelter for autos owned by men 
employed by farm and living in 



college 



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3. 



Corn cribs and grain storage 
Shed for s to rage of shavings , 
sawdust, etc. 



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Hog house 

Ice house - or artificial 

refrigeration equipment 

Additional bull pens 
Tvio additional pens on young 
stock annex if a Beef Herd is 
be maintained. 



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VOTED : To approve the above list as representing 
- a desirable program for the more complete 
building equipment of the farm, details 
of program to be further considered at 
subsequent meetings ♦ 



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The Committee received a request from the 

Military 
Military Department for the assignment of an additional Depart] =nt — 

additi onal 
area of farm land to be used for drill purposes. After land for 

drilling 
discussion it was 

VOTED : That action on the request of the Military 
Department be referred to the President 
but that it be the sentiment of the Farm 
Committee that the present area of land 
available for farm purposes should not be 
decreased. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 A. M, 



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MITOTES 01? MEETING 0? SPECIAL COMMITTEE OP TRUSTEES 
033" SCOPE OP THE COLL EGE 
Room 450, State House, Boston, April 1, 1926 



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The meeting convened at 2:30 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William ¥heeler presiding, 

PRESE3:TT : Trustees Iheeler, Chandler, Ellis, Prost, 
Gerrett, Gilbert, Richardson, Smith and 
Lew i s . 

Miss Sarah Louise Arnold on invitation of 

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" Acting President Lewis, appeared before the Trustees and 
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presented the desires of the Advisory Council of Women 
for the development of women's work at K. A. C. She stated 
that the immediate needs are for a practice house for 
women and for a well-trained teacher in Clothing. In 
answer to a question, Miss Arnold expressed the opinion 
that no more girls should be admitted to the College than 
can be accommodated in. dormitories and in homes under 
college supervision. The development of women's work 
at the College was discussed at length. 

Acting President Lewis presented a historical 
review of the educational policy of the College indicating 
the legal authority for its scope and showing what the 
policy has been and now is. 



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He suggested that the future policy of the 
institution may be developed on one of the following three 
foundations : 

1. Continue as at present to offer an adequate 
training for all agricultural occupations and 
not refuse admission to students who find the 
present course a suitable preparation for other 
vocations. 

2. Develop the institution on a practical and 
trade-school basis, accepting only such students 
as have a definite plan to follow agriculture. 

3. Continue to make training for the agricultural 
vocations the chief objective of the curriculum, 
but invite such students to come to the College 
as can profit by the present courses as a training 
for other vocations. 



Future policy 
of the Co lie 



])r. Smith stated that if plan three (above 
indicated) is adopted, it will lead the College toward 
the basis of a state college. This step should not be 
taken except by definite approval of the Legislature. 

Dr. Gilbert voiced his agreement with the 
opinion expressed by Dr. Smith and urged that the 
agricultural courses should be as strong as possible; 
that the campus atmosphere be sympathetic with agricultur 
and that after this objective is attained, encourage as 
many other students to come to the College as can be 
justified within existing laws. 

Dr. Gilbert expressed the opinion that the 
Board of Trustees should not wait until his return from 



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Europe "before settling this problem and that he will 
support any decision which the Board may make with 
respect to the scope of the College. 

After further discussion the meeting adjourned 
at 5:15 P. M. subject to the call of the Chairman. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
EXTENSION SERVICE 



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The meeting convened at 5:15 P. 31. with the 

Chairman, Mr. John Chandler presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Chandler, Bow ditch, Dewey, 

Ellis, Frost, Gannon, Gilbert and Lewis. 

Acting President Lewis announced the resignation 

of John D. Willard, Director of the Extension Service 

and urged the desirability of the election at an early 

date of his successor. The Committee discussed various 

names suggested by the Acting President and on motion of 

Mr. Frost it was 



VOTED;: To be the sentiment of this Committee 

that the Acting president should confer 
with Mr. Willard A. Munson relative to 
accepting the Directorship of the Extension 
Service, it being understood that this 
Committee will recommend Mr. Munson 1 s 
appointment to the Trustees provided he 
will accept. 

It was 

VOTED : That a salary of §4800 per year be asked 
for the Director of the Extension Service 
soon to be appointed. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the salary of Mr. 

George L. Farley be increased to $4500 
per year effective in September, 1926. 



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The meeting adjourned at 6?05 P. M. 



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The Committee convened at 6:15 P. M. with the 

Chairman Mr. Y/illiam Y/heeler, presiding, 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Dewey, Gannon, Gilbert, 
Smi th and Lew is* 

The Acting President presented correspondence 
from Mr. Charles 3?. Oliver of Brockton urging that the 
Trustees consider granting an honorary degree to Miss 
Annie L. Burke of Brockton. The discussion which 
ensued indicated the opinion of the Trustees to "be that 
it is not expedient at this time to depart from the 
established practice of the College with respect to 
granting honoraiy degrees. 

It was 

VOTED : That at the forth-coming Commencement a 
suitable certificate or letter be 
prepared under the direction of the 
Acting President as a testimonial to the 
distinguished service rendered by Miss 
Burke in the interests of agriculture 
and of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College . 

It was 

VOTED : That the Acting President be authorized 

to secure the approval of the appointment 
of Miss Marion L. Tucker as Assistant 
Professor of home Economics at a salary 
of $2500 per year, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the pending resignation of Miss 
Mary A. Bartley. 



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be established for students enrolled in other than the 
^two-year and four-year courses and approved the following 
schedule: 

1. Winter School - $10 

2. Summer School - $10 
5. Other short courses on a pro-rata basis of 

the above. 

4. Special students - $1 per credit hour 

5. Graduate students - action deferred pending the 

receipt of further information 



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of continuing the Summer School after 1926 unless there is 
a more urgent demand for this course than has been 
evidenced in recent years, 

At 7:30 P. M. the Committee held an executive 
session of which Mr. Gannon was appointed Secretary, to 



discuss the selection of a permanent President of the 

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Boston City Club, April 1, 1926, 7:30 P. M. 



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The Committee reconvened with the Chairman, 

Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESEN T: Trustees Wheeler, Dewey, Gannon, Gilbert 
and Smith. 

The meeting was called to discuss (1) The 

Busir of 

question of a permanent president of the College, and (2) the 

The Scope of the College. 

The general discussion of these two questions 
developed the following: (1) That formal consideration 
of the selection of a permanent president for the 
College be deferred, pending decision by the legislature 
on certain matters relating to the administration and 
scope of the college. 

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VOTED : That anticipating that action in relation 
to the election of a president of the 
College will be taicen at the June meeting 
of the Board of Trustees, the Chairman of 
the Board is respectfully requested to secure 
from each member of the Trustees such the Presidency 

expressions of opinion or advice as they 
may be willing to make with reference to 
the Presidency of the College. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 P. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OP SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF TRUSTEES ON 

SCOPS OF THE COLLEGE 
Boston City Club, April 8, 1926 



The Committee convened at 12:45 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler presiding, 

PRESS NT ; Trustees Wheeler, Chandler, Ellis, 
Richardson, Smith and Lewis, 

The Committee discussed at length the present 

status of the legislative bill seeking to define and 

clarify the authority of the Trustees in managing the 

affairs of the College. 

In continuing the consideration of the 

educational scope of the College, Acting President Lewis 

explained the present requirements for those enrolled in 

the four-year course and suggested certain modifications 

and groupings of subjects which would probably make the 

educational opportunities of the College attractive to 

a larger number of students. 

The following opinions were expressed by 

various members of the Committee: 

1. A course should be developed in Home Economics 

for Women, combined with a professional vocation 

al training along the lines suggested by Miss 

Arnold in her statement before this Committee 

April 1st. 



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2. Provided the College continues to serve 

adequately the agricultural interests of the 
State, students other than those desiring to 
pursue an agricultural vocation may well be 
invited to attend the institution. 



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With other $Tew England Colleges restricting 
the attendance of students , there is likely to 
be a strong pressure for admittance to the 
Agricultural College for a general education, 
U. A. 0, might well endeavor to become the 
outstanding institution of the country for 
training for the agricultural vocations . 
The College has not drifted away from its 
original objective but if the doors are now 
opened and students are invited to c one who 
have no particular interest in Agriculture , 
the fundamental purpose of the College may 
be obscured. 

Boys desiring to obtain a general education 
should expect to find this elsewhere than 
at the Agricultural College. 
Agriculture is a sufficiently broad field to 
afford a liberal education even for those who 
do not enter an agricultural occupation. 



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9, With respect to the admission of women students 
the College should determine how many women it 
will receive, based on the dormitory accommoda- 
tions available and on rooming houses in town 
which will operate under g eneral college 
supervision. Girls should not be accepted beyond 
the point which will make adequate rooming 
facilities for the boys impossible. 
It was 

VOTED: That the number of girls to be accepted 
"at the College be limited to those for 
whom proper and adequate accommodations 
can b e provided at the College dormitory 
or in houses under college supervision. 

It was 



VOTED : That the Acting President be requested to 
formulate and submit to this Committee 
at a subsequent meeting a suggested 
course of study to be provided for women 
s tudents . 

It was 

VOTED: That the Committee defer action on the 

question of requiring each student to elect 
a major in Agriculture, until information 
is available as to the vocational ■ 
objectives of students new attending the 
College and the possible effect of such 
action on future attendance* 

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P. M. 



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The meeting convened at 12:15 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. John Chandler, presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Chandler, Dewey, Ellis, Erost, 
and Lewis. 

Director Willard was present and also Messrs. 
MacDougall, Story and Ide , representing the county 
agricultural agents of Mas sachusetts . These representa- 
tives met with the Committee at the invitation of the 
Acting President to discuss the future relation of the 
College to county extension service. 

Director Willard outlined the extension service 
policies which have been carried on during his 
adminis tration. 

Mr. MacDougall for the representatives of the 
county agents, made the following suggestions relative 
to methods whereby the organization at the College may 
be of larger service to the county staffs: 

1. Reduce the administrative over-head in the 
extension organization at the College. 

2. Use the funds thus saved in employing better 
trained subject matter specialists. The greater 
need is for more advice in the technical fields 
rather than in problems of adminis tration. 



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3. Arrange to have the specialists spend more time 
in the field and to have the State leaders in 
agriculture and home economics , assume direct 
responsibility for certain field projects. 

4. If possible arrange to have the routine detailed 
office work at the College performed by competent 
clerks and thus relieve higher salaried men for 
more important field work. 

5. If fewer reports were required from members of 
the county staff, these members would have more 
time for field work. 

Director Willard endorsed c ertain pro oo sals 



made by Mr. Ma cDougall and explained further the present 
organization and the requirements which have resulted in 
its continuation. 

This subject was discussed at length. 

In executive session the Extension Service 
Committee considered further the choice of a Director 
of the Extension Service to succeed Mr. Willard and it 



was 



VOTED : That further action on the s election of 
the Director of the Extension Service 
be deferred. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:40 P. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH EXPERIMENT 



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The Committee convened at 5:15 P. M. "with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston presiding, 

PRESENT: Trustees Preston, Frost and Lewis. 
Director Haskell was also present. 

Director Haskell submitted a report on 

research projects and it was 

' VOTED ; To approve the following project changes 
as presented by the Director: 

A. Projects closed out or transferred to the inactive 
list since the last meeting are as follows: 

a. Completed. 



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Transferred 



Agr-1 Investigation of the value of Hub am or 
annual sweet clover as compared to the 
biennial clovers . 

Bot-6 Investigation of onion diseases (onion 
smut control) 

Bot-14 Investigation on control of tobacco 
wildfire. 

Bot-16 Relation of soil character to occurrence 
of onion smut. 

Bot-17 Study of the apple black rot control and 
the dusting schedule, 

Chem-22 Determining the nutritive value of hydrolized 
sawdus t. 

Ent-5 Control of the squash bug. 

Ent-15 A study of the factors influencing the 

efficiency of nicotine in dusts and spray 
mixtures , 

Mic-2 Soil fertility as influenced by micro- 
organisms in their relation to the 
presence and disappearance of organic 
matter. 



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b. Merged with others. 

Agr.Ec-8 Study of the oosts of marketing ^ples. 
Parm Mgmnt-1 Investigation of farm organization 

and labor efficiency on Massachusetts 

farms . 
Farm Mgmnt-2 A study to determine the competitive 

status of the more important agricultural 

enterprises of Massachusetts. 

B. New projects instituted during the year are as follows: 

Agricultural Economics 

7a-Purnell The determination of the amount of food 

products received in the Hew England c on- 

suming area. 

Study of the taxation of farm property. 

Economic factors underlying the supply 

and market distribution of i>Tew England 

apples . 
lOa-Purnell Study of market outlets fo r Mass achus etts 

(and New England) apples. 



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Agronomy 
Agr-13 

Agr-14 



Examination of the influence of source .of 
seed in onion production. 
The determination of the influence of 
certain nitrogenous fertilizer materials on 
the yield and quality of tobacco. 

Agr-15 A study of the relative efficiency of "based" 
and "uncased" sulfate of ammonia as carriers 
of nitrogen. (Supported by outside funds.) 

Agr-16 Study of the relation of inorganic and 

organic toxins to brown root rot of tobacco. 

Agr~17Purnell. The nitrogen intake of Havana tobacco. 

Agr-18 Onion breeding. 

Botany 

Bot-18a Investigation of downy mildews of cucumber 

and lettuce. 
Bot-19 Investigation of tobacco brown root-rot. 
Bot-20 Investigation of nematode eradication in 

greenhouse soils by the use of calcium cyanide. 

Plant and Animal Chemistry 

Chem-24 Chemical changes which occur in the cranberry 
during ripening and after harvesting. (To 
be supported in part by outside funds.) 



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Dairy Manufactures. 

Dai ry-1 Purnell. Determining factors influencing 

volume weight in ice cream. 
Dairy-2 Purnell. A study of washing powders for dairy 

use. 

Entomology 

Ent-18 Adaptation of the recommended spray schedule 

for the control of orchard insects to Eastern 

Massachusetts conditions. 
Ent-19 Control of plum curculio in apples. 

Farm Management 

Farm Mgmnt-2a-Purnell. Study of competitive status of 
Massachusetts farm enterprises. 

Grounds Department 

Grounds-1 Lawns and lawn grasses and Dawn management. 
(Material costs only - personal service from 
other funds.) 

Home Economics 

Home Ec-1 Purnell. Food consumption of school children 
in relation to health. 

Horticultural Manufactures 

Hort. Mfg.l-Purnell. The extraction of fruit juices 
in the manufacture of fruit jellies. 



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Market 
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G a rden Field Station 

•11. Control of red spider on cucumbers in green- 
houses . 

• 12. Biology and control of garden cutworms. 

►13. The genetics of greenhouse cucumbers in 

relation to shape, size, color and set of 
fruit. 

-14. Cold resistence in sweet corn in its relation 
to. quality, size and earliness. 

•15. The control of egg plant wilt caused by 
Verticellium AlbO-atrum R & B. 



Microbiology 

Mic-4 Addition to "Study of nitrogen fixation in 

the presence of, or as the result of, growth 
of legumes vs . non-legumes under certain 
defined conditions." 

Poultry Husbandry 

Poul-2a-Purnell. Statistical study of heredity in 
Rhode Island Red breed of poultry. 

Agricultural Engineering 

R-Eng-1 Investigation of apple storage houses. 
R-Eng-2 Refrigerating and mechanical factors involved 
in freezing ice cream. 



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Vegetable Gardening 

Veg-Gard-1 Verifying the effectiveness of blanching 
celery with ethelyne gas (Co-operative.) 

The Director presented the "budget of expendi- 
tures for the current fiscal year and it was 

VOTED : To approve the budget for 19 25-1926 as 
presented with the supporting schedule 
of department apportionments and salary 
increases • 

It was 

VOTED : To approve as amended the schedule of 
salaries for members of the staff paid 
from control funds. 

Director Haskell raised the question of the 

control of Hatch and Adams funds on the same basis as 

Purnell funds, and on. motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trus tees that an 
opinion from the Attorney General be 
requested concerning the authority of 
the Trustees to administer the Purnell, 
Hatch and Adams funds on a uniform basis. 

Director Haskell reported . that under an 
agreement with the State Commission on Administration 
and finance larger freedom is now exercised in the 
printing of .Experiment Station Bulletins. 

Director Haskell presented a comprehensive 
analysis of the problem of research in Home Economics. 
This was discussed at length. Action was postponed 
until a meeting to be held in Amherst, June 14th, at 
which Miss Knowlton will be invited to discuss further 
this problem. 



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It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the acceptance 
of funds from the American Cranberry 
Exchange for the purpose of financing 
under the direction of the Experiment 
Station, a study of certain properties 
of cranberries. 

The meeting a djourned at 7:50 P. M. 



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MINUTES 0? MEETIN G OF TRUS TEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS 

AND A RR ANGEMEUT OF GROUNDS 

Draper Hall, M.A.C., Amherst, Mass., May 12, 1926 

(Joint meeting with Special Committee on Use of College 

Buildings ) 



Use of 

C. 11 bldge . 



Inspection of 

lobs . 



U . S . Fo r es t ry 
Experiment 

Station — off ic 
space 



Lea . Df MGF3 
to V. A. 

Ti na ^ or 

fiv< s . 



The meeting convened at 12:50 P. M. Mr. 

'Wheeler was chosen Chairman of the Joint Committee. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Preston and Lewis, Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

During the forenoon the Special Committee on 
the use of college buildings inspected various 
laboratories and class-rooms. Trustees Ellis, Bowditch, 
Clark, Frost, Preston, Lewis and Treasurer Kainey 
participated in the inspection. 

On motion of Mr, Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To continue the present arrangement for 

the assignment of two rooms in French Hall 
to the United States Fores try Experiment 
Station but that unless the present contra 
calls for further office space, requests 
for such additional accommodations be 
referred to the Committee on Buildings and 
Arrangement of Grounds . 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that one acre 
of land at the Market Garden Field Station 
at Waltham be leased to V. A. Tiedjens for 
a period of five years at a rental of $1 
per year for the purpose of conducting 
research work on asparagus. 



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McLean House 
for us e "by 
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Humber of girls 
to b e accepted 
to oe limited 



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Treasurer Kenney submitted estimates for 

equipment and current charges, including rent, for the 

McLean House on Lincoln Avenue for use by women students 

attending the College. In view of the fact that less 

than half the annual charge will be met by rent and 

that the cost of equipment will in addition have to be 

borne by the College, the Committee found itself in- no 

position to approve the project, and it was 

V OTED : To endorse the vote of the Special Committee 
on Scope of the College passed April 8, 1926 
to the effect "That the number of girls to 
be accepted at the College fce limited to 
those for whom proper and adequate 
accommodations can be provided at the 
College dormitory or in houses under college 
supervision. " 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the location of the service road 
as proposed by the Treasurer, extending 
from the Cavalry Stable to Lincoln Avenue. 

The Treasurer stated that the Comptroller 
proposed to transfer the operation of the Dining Hall to 
the State, discontinuing its operation as a trust fund. 
This problem was discussed at length. 

On motion of Mr. Preston, it was 

VOTED: That subject to the approval of Mr. Ritchie, 
a section of the panel on the rear wall of 
the stage in Bowker Audit ori urn be lowered 
and that a new motion picture screen be 
installed on the wall. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to proceed, on 

the basis of plans presented by him, with the Canst ri 
construction of the foreman 1 s cottage at f foreman's 

the Tillson Farm and with the repairs to the cotta< ?, Tillso 
Physics Building, these projects to be under-i? arm and aiis 



Service road-- 
Cavalry Stable 
t .. Linco In A "e, 



Proposed 

transfer of 
Dining Hall 
to the State-- 

from a trust 
fund 



Motion picture 

screen fo r 
Bowlcer Audit. 



taken under legislative appropriations made 
in 1926. 



to Physics Bid 



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Cons t ruction 
of s I'iosk 
: . Athletic 
Field 



Ps inted sign 
for Agric. 
E ineering 
Shops 



Use of part of 
Dr. C". rlair 
letter for 
advert is ing 
Insulite Go . 



Erection of 
cabin on Mt. 
Toby for use 
en 

students . 



Bronze tablet 
Pe ige Lab. 



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On motion of Mr. Preston it was 

VOTED : To approve as presented plans for the 

construction of a Kiosk at the entrance 

to the athletic field, the expense to be 
met from private funds. 

It was 

VOTED : To lay on the table the request for authori- 
zation to place a painted sign on the 
Agricultural Engineering Shops. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED : Hot to grant the request of the Insulite 

Company for permission to use for a dvertis- 
ing purposes a portion of the letter 
addressed to the Company by Dr. J. S. 
Chamberlain under date of March 11, 19 26. 

On motion of Mr. Wheeler, it was 

VOTED: That on the basis, of -plans to be approved 
by Professor \7augh, there be authorized 
the erection of a cabin on Mount Toby 
for the use by women students at the 
College, the expense to be met by the 
s tudents. 

On motion of Acting President Lewis it was 

VOTED : To lay on the table the project for 

installing a bronze tablet at the entrance 
to Paige Laboratory. 



Treasurer reported on the coal consumed fo 
Re . rt of 

of coal the past six months beginning October 1, 19 25, this 
led in 
. t report showing a reduction over the amount used in 

the preceding year. 

The meeting a djourned at 3:00 P.' II. 



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MINUTES OP MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



Boston City Club, June 9, 1926 



The Committee convened at 12 o ! clock noon, 

with the Chairman, Mr. John Chandler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Chandler, Bowditch, Dewey, 

Ellis, Prost, Gannon, Gilbert and Lewis. 

After consulting carefully relative merits 

of Professor George L. Parley, of the College Staff, 

and Mr. Willard A. Munson, Director of the Division of 

Markets, Department of Agriculture it was 

VOTED: To offer the Directorship heretofore 
held by Director John D. Willard to 
Mr. Munson, at a salary of $4800. 

It was further moved that Mr. Parley's salary 
be increased to $4500 and that the Acting President 
try to receive approval for that amount from the 
Commissioner on Administration and Finance. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P. M. 

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Prof. G. L. 
P rley and 
Mr. V T. A. 
M mson, candi- 
dates for 
position as 
Di rector 

Offer Mr. 
M neon position 
Director of 

t. Service 

Mr. Par ley* s 
salary 



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Survey 

project in 

Nutrition ar. 
Hes lth of 
Rural 
C; i^iren 



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MINUTES 01? MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE Oil 



EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Presidents Office, June 14, 1926 



jeptance of 
f n Is from 
t] = Am ,ric^n 
Cranberry 
Exchange 



L of 

Cranberry 
Stati jU 

"' n g 



The meeting was called to order at 8:15 A.M. 

by the Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston. 

PRESENT: Trustees Preston, Frost, Gilbert and 
Lewis. Mr. Haskell and Miss Knowlton 
were also present. 

Miss Knowlton outlined a comprehensive plan 

of research work in the. study of Nutrition and Health 

d of Rural Children. This subject was discussed at length 

and it was 

VOTED : To approve the continuation of the survey 
project already established in Nutrition 
and Health of Rural Children, together 
with such research work in this subject 
as may be necessary following the survey. 

The Trustees by mail vote approved the 
recommendation of the Committee of May 11th concerning 
the acceptance of funds from the American Cranberry 
Exchange for the purpose of financing under the 
direction of the Experiment Station, a study of certain 
properties of cranberries. 

Director Haskell reported on the loss by 
fire during the night of May 5 0th, of the building at 
the Cranberry Station at East Y. r areham. 






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On motion of Dr. Gilbert it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 
decision concerning the "basis on which 
this s tat ion building shall "be 
constructed, be left with pawer to 
the .Acting President and Director 
Ha s ke 1 1 . 

The meeting adjourned at 9; 15 A. M. 



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Rebui Iding 
of Cranberry 
St t L a n 
building 



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LMDE2ED 



Matron for 
girls in 
Draper Hall 



Appointment 
of Prof.W. 
L. Machine r as 
Dean 



Appointment 
of Prof. A. 
N.Julian as 
Asst. Dean 



Change of 
title of Miss 
Grace Gallond 
tc Asst. to 
the Dean 



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MINUSE S Off MEETING QE TRUSTEE COMMIT TISS ON COURSE CE 

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Empov/ered at Amherst, June 14, to settle 
questions of personnel and reorganization which, in 
the opinion of the President, needed immediate atten- 
tion. 

Boston City Club, July 8, 1926. 

The Committee met at 12 o f clock with the 

Chairman, Mr. Y/heeler, presiding. 

PRESENT * Messrs. Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey, Gilbert, 
and Lewis. 

The President presented to the Committee 
the recommendation of Miss Skinner to employ a matron 
for the girls living in Draper Hall next year at 
$50.00 plus room and hoard. It was suggested that the 
President might profitably consult Miss Arnold (absent) 
about this matter and if she thought it desirable, the 
Commissioner on Administration and Finance, Mr. Howard, 
should be requested to allow this additional expense. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, the 

Committee 

VOTED ; To appoint Professor William L.Machmer 
to the position of Dean of the College, 
formerly held by Edward M. Lewis at a 
salary of $5,000 to begin July 1, 1926. 

To appoint Professor Arthur N.Julian to 
the position of Assistant Dean of the 
College (to take the place of Professor 
Hasbrouck, deceased) to be effective 
July 1, 1926, with a salary increase of 
$300. 

To change the title of Miss Grace Gallond, 
Clerk in the Dean's Office, to Assistant 
to the Dean. 



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To appoint Mr. Robert D. Hawley to the 
position of Secretary of the College, in 
place of Mr. R.J. Watts, resigned, at a 
salary of $2,820 to begin July 1, 1926. 



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Appointment of 

Robert D. Hawley 
as Secretary 



To appoint Dr. Henry Van Roekel to the po- 
sition of Analyst, Control Service, in 
place of Mr. P.E. Bransfield, resigned, 
at a salary of $2400 for the first year 
and a salary of $2,520 the second year, 
provided his services were satisfactory to 
the Head of the Department. 

President Lev/is read a letter in which Dr. 

Fernald asked for leave of absence (on account of poor 

health) during the winter and the first half of the 

spring term, 1927, with the understanding that Mr. K.A. 

Salman, lately appointed graduate assistant in Entomology 

should take over the teaching load at his, Dr. Fernald' s 

expense. In case this request were granted, another 

Graduate Assistant would be appointed in Mr. Salman's 

place. It was 

VOTED t To grant Dr. Fernald' s request and so to 
notify the Commission on Administration 
and Finance. 



Appointment of 
Dr. Henry Van 
Roekel as 
Analyst 



Leave of 
absence for 
Dr. Fernald 



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VOTED: 



To approve the recommendation of Professor 
Fernald and President Lewis to establish 
the position of Instructor in Entomology 
and Beekeeping in place of the Assistant 
Professorship in Beekeeping, now made 
vacant by the resignation of Assistant 
Professor M. H. Cassidy 

The President recommended the transfer of 

Professor Orton L. Clark, Department of Botany, from 

half time Instruction to full time Instruction. This 

transfer would involve the cancellation of one Graduate 

Assistant and student assistants in Botany, which, in 



Establishment 
of position of 
Instructor in 
Entomology and 
Beekeeping- 



Transfer of 
Orton L.Clark 
to full time 
instruction 



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Approval of 
increases to 
Purneil group 



Appointment 
of Professor 
Carlson to 
Professor of 
Agronomy 



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addition to other savings, v/ould provide for the transfe 

without extra expense to the State. It was 

VOTED t That this transfer be allowed upon condi- 
tion that it involve no extra expense. 

The President presented to the Committee the 
recommendation of Director Haskell for increases in 
salary to the Purneil group of Experiment Station em- 
ployees and asked for its advice. It was 

VOTED ; To grant the following increases as 
recommended "by Director Haskell: 



C. R. Fellers, from $3,000 to #3,180 
L. P. Jefferson, from $2,640 to $2,760 
A. W. Phillips, from #2,520 to #2,700 
R. S. Sherburne, from #1,200 to #1,320 
H. W. Yount, from #2,520 to $2,700 

The President recommended that Professor 

Carlson of Ohio State University be appointed Professor 

of Agronomy at a salary of $3,300 the first year and 

$3,600 the second year. This position was the one held 

by Professor Michels, resigned, and involved a change 

from Assistant Professorship to full Professorship. It 

also involved a possible change to Experiment Station 

funds of part time of Professor Beaumont, Head of the 

Department of Agronomy. It was 

VOTID : To accept the recommendation. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M. 

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MINUTES OE MEETING OE TRUSTEE COMMIT THE OH BUIL- 
DINGS aHD ARRANGEMENT OP GROUNDS 
Amherst, Mass., July 29, 1926 



The meeting convened at 12 o'clock noon with 

the Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Wheeler, 
and Lewis. Treasurer Kenney was also 
present. 

President Lewis read the letter of Hon. Charles 
P. Howard which was transmitted to the College through 
the office of the Commissioner of Education, under the 
date of May 3. This letter was a request for require- 
ments for new construction in the near future and in 
compliance v/ith the request, the President had submitted 
a list of twenty projects, the total cost of which 
was estimated to he #1,067,325. The President reported 
that he had also written to the Commissioner stating 
that this was necessarily a tentative list since 
opportunity had not been given for the Trustee Committee 
to pass upon it. This list was then the basis for dis> 



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Request for 
list of new 
requirements 
for construc- 
tion 



cussion. 



It was 



VOTED ; To approve the list of twenty projects 

which follow as the construction require' 
ments at the College for the near future: 

1. Ereshman Dormitory ($150,000) or 

Woman's Dormitory $250,000 

2. Gymnasium 350,000 

3. Administration 5b Recitation Building • • 100,000 

4. Physics Bldg. (Completion of Microbiology 

Laboratory) 150,000 

5. Enlargement of Clark Hall 65,000 

6. Horticultural Manufactures Bldg. and 

Equipment 60,000 



Projects for 
construction 

requirements 



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iffomeri* s 

Dormitory 



Order of 

Importance 



Item 11 not 

especially 

important 

Improved 
water servic 
by the tov/n 



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permanent im- 
provement foy 
1927 



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7. Roads and Walks. . . . . 

8. Enlarging College Reservoir 

9. Practice House - Home Economics . 

10* Women's Gymnasium and Equipment. • • . . • 

11. Bldgs. & Equipment for Egg Laying Contest 

13. Better Eire Protection 

13. House for the Chief Engineer 

14. Few Steam Line, East Expt. Station to Micro 

Building 

15. Repairs on the Old Durfee Greenhouse. • .. 

16. Making over Fourth Eloor of North College. 

17. Culvert for Brook in Ravine 

18. Additional Land, Cranberry Station at East 

Wareham 

19. Repairs on the Harlow House 

20. Library Building - important but tentative 



$50,000 
25,000 
21,000 
16,450 

. 15,000 
50,000 
7,500 

4,775 
4,000 
4,000 

2,600 

1,000 
1,000 

100,000 



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$1,257,325 
It was the sense of the meeting that should 
funds be appropriated for the construction of a Woman's 
Dormitory rather than a Freshman Dormitory, such dormi- 
tory ought to be large enough to house students now 
housed in the Abigail Adams Dormitory in addition to 
taking care of future requirements and thus allow the use 
of Abigail Adams Dormitory for men students. 
It was 

VOTED ; That it be the sense of this Committee that 
the first four items are listed in the 
order of their importance. 

VOTED ; That item 11 has the general endorsement 
of the Committee but is not urged as 
especially important. 

VOTED ; That item 12 be provisional upon an im- 
proved service by the town and utility 
company concerned with water supply in 
order that the investment by the College 
may be effective. 

President Lewis presented a recommendation for 

projects for permanent improvement for 1927. This list of 

projects was largely those more important ones from the 

complete list just authorized. It was 



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VOTED ; To recommend to the Commission on Admini- 
stration and Finance that the following 
list of projects be included in the 1927 
"budget: 

1. Men's Dormitory or Women* a Dormitory. $150, 0Q0-$250 ,000 

2. Horticultural Manufactures Building . . . ,$60,000 

3. Roads and Walks. •.. ..11,000 

4. Women's Gymnasium and Equipment .16,450 

5. Grading Area South of Athletic Pi eld for 

Tennis Courts 10,500 

6. Hey/ Steam Line, East Expt. Station to Micro. 

Building „ . . . . 4,775 

7. Gymnasium .150,000 

8. Fire Truck (l/4-Amherst College 1/4-Town 1/2} 2,500 



The President reported upon the project for 

reconstruction of the "building at the Cranberry Station, 

stating that $9,000 had "been appropriated by the 

Governor's Council from the emergency fund to make 

possible this reconstruction. It was 

VOTED ; To proceed with the construction of the 
building as planned at the Cranberry 
Station. 

Treasurer Kenney described a Uniflow engine 
v/hich is reputed to be economical of coal consumption 
and he was instructed to secure further information up- 
on the matter and report at a future meeting. 

The Treasurer reported upon plans for the 
construction of walks at the Abigail Adams Dormitory 
and it was 

VOTED: To proceed with construction as 
specified by Mr. Ritchie. 

Mr. Kenney reported that the cost of 

reconstructing the poultry brooder house after the 

fire had been met by appropriation from the supplemen- 



Reconstruc- 
tion of 
building at 
M.G.F.S. 



Uniflow 

Engine 



Walks at 

Abigail 

Adams 



Reconstruc- 
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tary "budget* 



The meeting adjourned at 3 P. M. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS 

AND ARRANGEMENT Off GROUNDS 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, Mass., September 9, 1926 



The meeting convened at 12:15 P.M. with the 

Chairman, l£r. George H. Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT S Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Gerrett, Wheeler, 
and Lewis. Treasurer Kenney was also 
present. Mr. Clark came in toward the 
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President Lewis explained the opportunity 

which has recently presented itself to purchase the 

property on Mount Pleasant known as the Nash property. 

This has been offered for sale at $16,000 and seems 

to commend itself as a worth-while purchase for use 

as a dormitory for girl students or for other college 

purposes. After some discussion in which it was 

brought out that the purchase of this property had 

once been contemplated by the Trustees at the price 

of #50,000, it was 

VOTED ; That this Committee recommend to the 
Trustees that a sub-committee be 
appointed to investigate the advisability 
of purchasing the Nash property. 

President Lewis explained to the Committee 

new plans for a gymnasium which Professor Hicks 

recommends with the request that permission be granted 

to have these plans drafted by an architect. It is 

believed that these new plans will substantially 

lower the cost of the gymnasium as compared with 



Purchase of 
Nash property 
for girl 1 s 
dormitory 



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new gymnasium 



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Future use 
of new 
gymnasium 



Disposition 
of Durf ee 
Greenhouse 
Range 



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estimates previously submitted. It was 

VOTED : That permission he requested to hare 
plans redrawn. 

The President presented to the Committee the 
petition of Professor Hicks that action be taken by 
the Trustees referring to the future use of the proposed 
new gymnasium. With the new plans which Professor 
Hicks has in mind, it seems advisable to make a decision 
as to whether the gymnasium shall be used by the De- 
partment of Military as well as by the Department of 
Physical Education. The plans which Professor Hicks 
proposes, contemplate a large dirt floor building 
and the use of this by cavalary would probably have a 
harmful effect upon its use for physical educational 
purposes. It was, therefore, 

VOTED ; That it be recommended that the gymnasium 
be planned and utilized solely for 
physical educational purposes. 

The problem of what shall be done with the 

Durfee Greenhouse Range was then discussed. Mr.Kenney 

read a letter from Professor Waugh recommending that 

the range be demolished. The discussion developed the 

fact that this proposal had been made several years ago 

and after investigation it had then been decided not 

to approve such auction. It was 

VOTED ; That it be recommended that the same sub- 
committee named to investigate the pur- 
chase of the Nash property be further 
empowered to make recommendations in next 
year's budget. 



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The matter of special appropriations re- 
ferring to action of the Committee in its July meeting 
was then discussed, particular attention being given 
to the order of importance of "building needs. The 
July proposal was for either a Women's Dormitory at 
$250,000 or a Men's Dormitory at $ 150, 000, as the 
first item without definite statement as to which of 
these should have preference. The understanding was 
that if the larger Women's Dormitory should be erected, 
the present Women's Dormitory should be turned over to 
men. Mr. Bacon raised a question of policy in asking 
for more facilities for women at this time and stated 
that it was his opinion that women's needs should await 
those of the men for the time being. After considerable 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that first importance be 
placed upon the Women's Dormitory at 
$250, GOO in immediate building needs. 

This was not an unanimous vote. 

The Treasurer then explained the need for 

control of traffic over the road to the President's 

House and suggested that a gate be constructed to shut 

off this road after business hours. It was 

VOTED : To refer this matter to the President and 
Treasurer v/ith power to act. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:10 P.M. 



Special 
appropria- 
tions 



Importance 
of women 1 s 
needs for 
mere faci- 
lities 



Control of 
traffic on 
road to 
President's 
House 



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Budget 
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Hew sala.ry 
standards 



Approval 
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inmJESS CF MISTING OF TRUSTEE GOMilTTZS ON COURSB OF 

STUDY AND FACULTY 
Hotel Beilevue, Boston, Mass., September 9, 1926 

The Committee convened at 2:15 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey, Gannon, 
Lewis, and Miss Arnold. 

The first matter for discussion was the proposed 
"budget for 1927. President Lewis explained that the 
budget submitted to the Trustees was built upon a basis 
of a higher standard for the staff than the one which 
has heretofore been operative. He suggested that action 
be first taken upon this matter of raising the stan- 
dards 3-nd proposed such raises as follows: 

The maximum for instructors be $2100 
Por Assistant Professors 3300 

For Professors 4200 

For the Heads of Administrative 

Departments |4500-|5000 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend the approval of this schedule 
of increased standards. 

The budget for personal service in the instruc 
tion group was then discussed and the President made ex- 
planations for the various items of increase. It was 

YOT^D : That the budget as submitted be 

recommended to the Trustees through 
the Finance Committee for approval. 

The meeting adjourned at 4 P.M. 

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IXEE3RIMEHT DEPARTMENT 




Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 9, 1926 


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The Committee convened at 4 P. tf. with the 






Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston presiding. 






PRESENT: Trustees Preston, Arnold, Chandler, 

Frost, Richardson, and Lev/is. Director 
Haskell was also present. 






Director Haskell presented a proposed budget' 
totalling $98,700 for the Experiment Station for the en 


Experiment 

Station 

budget 




suing year. The question was raised as to whether or 






not this "budget exceeded last year's "budget in accor- 




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dance with the understanding with the Director and the 




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Haskell explained that his understanding with the 






Commission was that the budget should not exceed 






$98,500 and that he would agree to reduction of the 






present budget to that amount. He explained further 






that whereas the budget was only $98,000 last year, 






this represented a reduction of $500 made by the 






Commission without explanation. The total of $98,500 






is very essential to the continuance of the work. It 






was therefore, 

VOTED: To recommend the approval of the budget 
as submitted except that it be modified 
so as not to exceed a total of $98,500. 




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presented by the Director and after statements con- 


Control Ser~ 
vice Budget 




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an income greater than its cost, it was 

VOTED : To recommend the approval of the "budget 
as submitted. 

Director Easkell then presented the Purnell 

Budget with the explanation that Purnell funds are now 

held in trust awaiting a decision from the Attorney 

General as to whether this procedure is legitimate. Afte 

the Director had explained the "budget, it was 

VOIED ; To recommend its approval. 

The meeting; adjourned at 5 P. M. 

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Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 9, 1926 

The meeting convened at 6 P. M« with the 

Chairman, Mr, John Chandler presiding. 

PRE SE ITT ; Trustees Chandler, Bowditch, Dewey ,Ellis., 
Erost, Gannon, Gilbert, and Lewis. Direc- 
tor Munson was also present. 

Director Munson presented the budget for the 
Extension Service with the explanation that he had not 
had time since taking over the responsibilities of his 
position, to make a thoruugh and careful analysis of 
the recommendations which it contained. The budget was 
planned by former Director Willard. The President 
brought out the fact that some of the salary increases 
included in the budget were larger than the average in- 
creases usually recommended for similar positions of the 
grade and rank* It was, therefore, 

VOTED ; That the personal service budget as sub- 
mitted be recommended for approval, sub- 
ject to such modifications as President 
Lewis and Director Munson may agree upon 
subsequently, provided these changes do 
not increase the total amount of the present 
budget. 

It was 

VOTED ; That the budget for maintenance be 
recommended for approval subject to 
such modifications as may be agreed 
upon by President Lev*- is and Director 
Munson, provided the total budget shall 
not exceed $38,675. 



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Kxtra com- 
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President Lewis brought to the attention of 

the Committee the extraordinary service rendered by 

Mr. Redman as acting director during the two months (July 

and August) between Director ¥illard f s resignation and 

Mr, Munson*s taking up active duty and suggested that he 

be recompensed in some manner for this extra service. 

It was 

VOT^D : To recommend that Mr.R.V/. Redman be 
paid $200 additional salary for his 
overtime service and extra responsibility. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M. 

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HlinmS OF LCuETIHG Off TRUSTED COffilTTES Oil FINANCE 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 9, 1926 

The Committee convened at 7:30 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr.Atherton Clark, presiding. 

PRZCSEITT : Trustees Cle^rk, Bowditch, Ellis, 

Richardson, Wheeler and LeY/is. Treasurer 
Kenney was also present. 

President Lewis presented the "budget for the 

college for the ensuing year and made explanation of 

the various items included in this budget. After con- 

sideration and discussion of the various parts of the 

budget, it was 

VOTED : To recommend the budget to the Trustees 
modified so as not to exceed a total in- 
crease of more than §36,000 over the 
budget for 1926 and with the authority 
for making such modification assigned to 
the President. 

President Lewis announced that the present 

personnel budget was based upon a tentative increase 

of salary standards as follows: 

Instructors §2100 from |2000 (arrprox) 

Assistant Professors 3300 from 3000 • 
Professors 4200 from 3900 • 

Heads of Administrative 

Departments 4500 -5000 from $4200-4500 

(approximately) 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend the increase of salary 
maxima as listed above. 

The President asked that he have the support 

of the Trustees in presenting this requ-st for increase 

of maxima to the Special Committee on Standardization 

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.tsudget for 

1927 



Increase in 

salary 
standards 



Support of 
Trustees in 
presenting in- 
screases to 
Committee on 
Standardization 



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Sale of 
college pro- 
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college 
departments 
by Mr.Gaskill 



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VOTED : That it be recommended to the Trustees 
that representatives from the Course of 
Study Committee appear before the Special 
Committee appointed by the Legislature to 
study standardization of salaries, to 
support the President's recommendation for 
the raising of salary standards. 

The sale of produce to college departments by 
Mr.Gaskill was the next matter of business. It was ex- 
plained by Mr. Kenney that Mr. Gaskill had at one time 
been forbidden to sell produce to the college depart- 
ments because of feeling that such sale by an employee 
of the College might embarrass the administration. It 
seems, however, that two college departments, the Dining 
Hall and the Department of Horticultural Manufactures, 
can more conveniently purchase some things of Mr.Gaskill 
than in any other way and Mr. Kenney recommended that 
permission be granted for sale to these two departments 



at a price not to exceed 5% under the market price. It 

was 

VOJED: That Mr.Gaskill be allowed to sell produce 
to the Dining Hall and the Department of 
Horticultural Manufactures at a price not 
to exceed 5% under the market price. 

Mr. Kenney then explained the situation re- 

Discontirjuancegarding the authorization for expenditures for mainten= 
of signing 

schedules oy ance concerning which there has been mere or less diffi- 
Dr. Smith 

culty inasmuch as the Commissioner of Education feels 

that he no longer has the authority to sign the 

schedules. A temporary arrangement was made by a 

special committee of the Trustees whereby Mr. Clark and 

Mr. Wheeler of the Board of Trustees were to approve' 

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Because of the difficulty in locating Mr. Clark and 

Mr* Wheeler at sometimes, when it was necessary to 

have the schedules signed, this plan has not Y/crked 

particularly well. Mr. Kenney suggested that a 

committee of three trustees he appointed to approve 

expenditures and that this committee meet once each 

month to sign all schedules. He suggested that the 

signature of any two members he sufficient. It was 

VOTED: That it he recommended that a committee 

of three trustees he authorized to approve 
expenditures for maintenance and special 
appropriations and to sign all schedules 
for such payment each month at the Office 
of the Commission on Administration and 
Finance in Boston; the signature of two 
members being sufficient authority to 
satisfy the ruling of the Commission on 
Administration and Finance. 



The suggestions of the Commission on Admin i' 
stration and Finance relative to the conduct of the 
Dining Hall were then explained by Mr. Kenney. It is 
recommended by the Commission that in order to take 
care of the deficit which has been incurred in the 
management of the Dining Hall 

1. That board be increased to $7.50 per week. 

2. That supplies which can be conveniently pur- 
chased at a saving by the State Purchasing 
Agent, be ordered through his office. 

It was 

VOTT^D? That the recommendations of the Commi- 
ssion on Administration and Finance be 
adopted. 



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Payment of 
tuition oy 
Oecar Carlson 



Travel of 
Mr. Mont ague 



Leaves of 
absence for 

Pro!'. Ashley 
and Prof. 
Osmun 



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Mr, Kenney then explained the situation re- 
garding a student at the College, Mr, Oscar Carlson, 
who requests excuse from the payment of tuition. Mr. 
Carlson is a native of Sweden and a war veteran. He 
was excused "by the President from the payment of tui- 
tion in 1920 upon the recommendation of the Governor, 
It was 

VOTED : That the President be empowered to decide 
whether or not Mr. Carlson shall be re- 
quired to pay tuition. 

Mr. Kenney explained a request for travel by 

Mr. Montague who asked permission to travel to the 

Massachusetts state line for the purpc se of attending 

a meeting in Rhode Island. It was pointed out that this 

was not in accord with the spirit of our out-of-state 

travel regulations and that such travel ought to be 

undertaken upon the approval of a definite request for 

travel out-of-state. It was 

V0T2D: That the travel of Mr. Montague to the 

Massachusetts state line be not approved. 

The President recommended that leaves of ab- 
sence be granted to Professor Ashley for three months 
and to Professor Osmun for six months, provided their 
work can be carried by other members of the Department 
for this period. He explained this recommendation upon 
the basis of the need of these men for rest to regain 
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VOTED ; To grant leaves of absence for Professor 
Ashley for three months and to Professor 
Osraun for six months, provided the work 
can "be carried by other members of the 
Department without additional expense. 

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 P.M. 



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inspection 
of Durfee 



Range 



Inspection of 

Everson House 



Keep ng of 
automobiles 
in Grinnell 
Arena 



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MIHUTES OF 1SETIHG OF SPECIE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE FOR 
THE PURPOSE OP LOOKIEG 0V5R THE HASH HOUSE AM) 
THE OLD DURFEE Riu^IGE OF GLASSHOUSES 
Draper Hall, Saturday, September 19, 1926 



The meeting convened at 12 o'clock noon. 

PRE 3E ITT : Trustees Ellis, Gerrett and Lewis. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

The Committee spent some time in looking over 

the Durfee Range under the direction of Professor F.A. 

Waugh. After some discussion, it was 

VOTED ; That the Durfee Range glasshouses should 

be repaired at a cost not to exceed $7,000 
and that this amount be included in the 
budget for special appropriations for 1927. 

In regard to the purchase of the Nash House, 

the Committee visited the property and went over the 

house and after some discussion, it was 

VOTED : Hot to accept the proposition. 

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decides to look over the property and dissent from the 
decision made, a meeting of the full committee should 
be called to give it further consideration. 

The Committee also looked over the Everson 
House and agreed that it would make a most ideal place 
for a farm practice house. 

Treasurer Kenney brought up the question of 
keeping automobiles in the Grinnell Arena. He read a 
memorandum from Professor Frandsen in which he strongly 
urged against the present practice of allowing cars and 



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trucks to be stored in there at all times. This prob- 
lem was talked over and it was suggested that the 
Treasurer include in the replacement "budget an item 
not to exceed $2500 for a six car garage. 

He also raised the question of having the 
street railway company switch cars of coal from the 
Boston & Maine to the coal pocket at the Power Plant. 
It was finally decided that this also should be in- 
cluded in the replacement budget for 1927. 

The meeting adjourned. 

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Switch cars 
of coal 
rrom B & M 
to Power 
Plant 



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Repairing 
present 
Drill Hall 



Handicap 
due to lack 
of proper 
equipment 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COffllTTEE OH BUILDINGS 



AMD ARRAI^GICLEIfT OP GRQUKD3 
Boston City Club, November 4 3 1926 

The meeting convened at 13:30 P. If. 

PR^SEITT ; Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Gerrett, Wheeler, 
Clark and Lewis. Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

The call for the meeting was based upon a 
letter from Commissioner Howard, Chairman of the Commi- 
ssion on Administration and Finance, in which he asked 
the Trustees to amend their request with regard to a 
gymnasium in the budget estimates which have already 
been filed, by giving complete detail for the remodelling 
of the present gymnasium. The Commissioner explained 
that he did not feel that he could recommend an item 
for the new gymnasium, but that he is disposed to in- 
clude in this year's budget an item for repair and 
painting of the existing gymnasium for men and for 
renovation and extension of facilities for lockers, 
baths and toilets. 

President Lewis outlined the history of the 
development of our Department of Physical Education, 
indicating the handicap that has been ever present due 
to lack of proper equipment. The President feels that 
Commissioner Howard's letter may still offer an oppor- 
tunity to start a unit of a future complete new plant. 
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present facilities for baths and locker-rooms might well 
be a new building, temporarily connected with our 
present Drill Hall and yet so located as to be in- 
corporated into a new gymnasium building whenever such 
could be constructed. 

Professor Hicks, Head of the Department of 
Physical Education, and Mr, Evan F.Richardson, Chair- 
man of the Alumni Committee on Gymnasium, joined the 
meeting. Chairman Ellis asked Professor Hicks to make 
recommendation concerning the matter discussed. Pro- 
fessor Hicks stated that he did not see where it would 
be possible to renovate and repair the present building 
and get value received for the money invested. He 
repeated President Lewis 1 suggestion of building a 
small new unit for baths and locker-room which might 
seme day be incorporated into a new building. 

Mr. Richardson told of the attitude of the 
Alumni as being extremely interested in a project for 
a new gymnasium. The Alumni Committee of which he is 
Chairman is authorized by the Alumni Association to 
plan and execute a project which will have for its 
objective the construction of such a building. He 
feels that every effort should be made first to have 
the state build and if this fails, he believes that 
the committee will plan a drive for funds. He sugges- 
ted that the Trustees try to arrange for the construc- 
tion by the state of at least a small unit of a new 



Advisability 
of building 
small new unit 
rather than re- 
pair present 
Drill Hall 



Alumni in- 
terest in 
matter of 

new gymnasium 



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Poor condi- 
tion of Drill 
Hall 



Care of main* 
tenance of 
buildings 



Fire hazard 
cf Drill Hail 



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of Committee 



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plant and intimated that the Alumni might help to carry 
the project through from this point. 

Treasurer Kenney stated that the Drill Hall was 
in very "bad repair and that college authorities might "be 
criticized for present conditions. 

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in the appropriation of funds to adequately care for the 

maintenance of our buildings. 

Trustee Mieeler pointed out the fire hazard 

of the present Drill Hall because of its construction. 

He questioned the advisability of building a new unit 

too close to it for this reason. 

It was moved and 

VOTED; That another meeting of this Committee 
be called to convene at the College at 
12 o'clock Tuesday, November 9, for the 
purpose of inspecting sites and present 
equipment with a view to making recommen- 
dations to the Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance, relative to the repair 
and new construction of gymnasium equip- 
ment. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P, M. 



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Trustees Ellis, Clark and Lewis met at 
Amherst on November 9 and inspected sites, present 
equipment and plans for construction and repair of 
gymnasium equipment. Ho action was talcen. 

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equipment, 
etc. 




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Scope of 
Women r s 
work 



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MINUTES OP IlBETIHG OF SPECIAL TRUSTEE COM^lTTTEE PIT 

SCOPE OP THE COLLEGE 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, December 29, 1926 

PRESENT t Trustees Wheeler, Ellis, Smith, Frost, 
Chandler, Lewis and Miss Arnold. 

The President informed the committee of the 
action taken "by the Trustees in the past in regard to 
home-making and referred to the program presented "by- 
Miss Skinner to the Course of Study Committee on March 
27, 1924. Later the President read a prepared state- 
ment covering the interpretations of the scope in the 
past and concluding with reference to the three attitu« 

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des towards the scope: Holding in general to the 
present conception; changing it to a more specific 
objective; or changing it along some of the lines 
suggested "by President Butterfield in his last annual 
report. 

After much discussion- a resolution offered 
by President Lewis to reaffirm the present objective 
was considered. Mo action was taken. 

After further discussion, it was 

VOTED ; That it is the sense of this committee 

that the courses for women at the College 
should have continuous contact through- 
out the four years with both agricultural 
and homemaki ng objectives. 

VOTED ; That it is the sense of this committee 

that definite action on the scope of the 
college be not taken, particularly with 



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reference to the enlargement of that 
scope, until such data he supplied by 
the committee as will indicate the 
probable effect of a change of policy 
upon the character of the student body. 



The meeting adjourned. 



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Acting Head 
of Division 
of Agricul- 
ture 



New 
Appointments 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OK COURSE 



OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 6, 1927 



The meeting convened at 9:30 A.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr .William Wheeler presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey, Gilbert, 
Miss Arnold, and President Lewis. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it 

was 

VOTED: To continue the appointment of Director 
Haskell as Acting Head of the Division 
of Agriculture till the matter may have 
further consideration at the June meeting. 

President Lewis reported upon the appoint- 
ments and resignations made since the last meeting of 
the Trustees, and it was 

VOTED: To approve the action of the President in 
this regard. 

NET/' APPOINTMENTS 

Rollin H. Barrett, Assistant Professor of Farm Manage- 
ment, November 1, 1926, $2,760 

Marian V. Brown, Clerk, Dept. Agricultural Economics, 
October 7, 1926, $1,020 (Pumell Funds) 

Mrs. Myrl G. Clary, Stenographer, Extension Service, 
December 1, 1926, $900 

Miles H. Cubbon, Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Septem- 
ber 1, 1926, $2,700 

Esther S. Davies, Assistant Research Professor of Home 
Economics, January 1, 1927, $3,000 (Purnell Funds) 

Olive L. G-illett, Stenographer, Extension Service, 
September 13, 1926, $960 

Mrs. Annette T. Herr, State Leader of Home Demonstration 
Agents, December 1, 1926, $3,600 

Mary E. Honnay, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, Septem- 
ber 13, 1926, #840 

Joseph L. Kelley, Investigator in Cranberry Studies, 
December 1, 1926, $1,680 

Ronald L. Mighell, Investigator in Farm Management, 
January 1, 1927, $2,400 (Purnell Funds) 



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Paul R. Kelson, Investigator in Chemistry, December 1, 
1926, $1,620 

Grunow 0* Oleson, Extension Editor, October 25, 1926, 
$2,220 

Edwin 0. Turner, Curator, Chemistry Dept . , September 
15, 1926, $1,200 

Eileen V. Walker, Stenographer, Dept. of Home Econo- 
mics, September 1, 1926, &840 

Delmar Dunbar, Instructor in French and Spanish, 
January 1, 1927, &250 per month for five months. 

RESIGNATIONS 



Elizabeth Boguslawski, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

November 4, 1926 
Gerald M. Gilligan, Investigator in Chemistry, October 

15, 1926 
Bertha Knight, Died September 28, 1926 

T RANSFERS AND PROMOTIONS 

L. Luella Davis, Assistant Cashier, Treasurer's Office, 
September 20, 1926, ^1,200. Promoted from Clerk, 
Treasurer's Office. 



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Kesignations 



Transfers 

and 
Promotions 



VOTED; To extend the leave of absence of Pro- 
fessor Ashley for the remainder of the 
college year with the understanding that 
this leave of absence will be without 
pay. 

The President told of several conflicting 

engagements which he has at Comrnen cement time and asked 

that the committee give consideration to the changing 

of the Commencement date. It was 



VOTED: That this committee recommends that the 
President propose whatever alternatives 
seem possible to the full Board of Trustees 
for their final action. 

The report of the trustee sub-committee on 

scope of the college was then reported by the President 



Leave of ab< 
sence of 

Professor 

Ashley 



Conflict of 
dates at 
Commencement 



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Report of 
Trustee 
Committee on 
Scope of the 
College 



Supervision 
of girl 
students at 
Draper 



ITumber of 
women stu- 
dents to "be 
acceoted next 
fall 



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After considerable discussion it was 



VOTED s That the motion approved by 
the college committee, name 
is the sense of this commit 
courses for women at the co 
have continuous contact thr 
four years with both agricu 
home-making objectives," be 
as an expression of general 



the scope of 
ly "that it 
tee that the 
liege should 
oughout the 
Itural and 

approved 

aim. 



The matter of supervision of girl students 
who may be housed at Draper Hall next year was pro- 
posed for discussion by the President. It was 

VOTED ; That Miss Arnold and the President con- 
stitute a committee to investigate this 
situation and to report recommendations 
at the next meeting* 

The President then raised the question of 

the number of women students to be accepted by the 

college next year. It was 

VOTED: To confirm the action taken by the 

Trustees last year respecting the ad- 
mission of women students and to apply 
this action again this year. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 A.M, 



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5I0N SERVICE 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 6, 1927 

The meeting convened at 1*30 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. John Chandler presiding. 

PRESENT t Trustees Chandler, Bowditch, Dewey, 
Gilbert, Miss Arnold and President 
Lewis. Director Munson was also present 

President Lewis reported the attitude of 

the Budget Commissioner as being apparently unfavorable 

New position 

to the establishment of the new position of Home Manage- of Home 

Management 

ment Specialist, as requested in the budget. He pointed Specialist 

out that representatives of various women's organiza- 
tions have been anxious for several years to present 
this matter before the Legislature, and suggested 
that probably the time is ripe for us to refrain from 
objecting to their doing this. This suggestion was 
approved by the Committee. 

Director Munson made a report of the work 
of the Extension Service, including a report of the 
outstanding accomplishments of the year. He referred 
to the difficulty of filling vacancies in the Home 
Economics Specialist positions because of the compara- 
tively low salary allowed by the state. 

The question of the advisability of continuing 
correspondence courses was raised. The Director re- 
ported that these courses had not been given adequate 



Report of 
Extension 
Service 



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attention. He summarized the question as involving 

service to suburban dwellers in addition to rural 

people. He feels that the rural population of the 

state is well served by the extension service without 

correspondence courses. If there is a responsibility 

to suburbanites, correspondence courses are probably 

needed to take care of it. It was the sense of the 

Committee that correspondence courses are a valuable 

part of Extension Service and it was 

VOTED i That a limited number of courses be 
conducted and that these courses be 
advertised so as to enroll as large a 
number of students as possible. 

The meeting adjourned at 3 P. M» 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE Oil HORTICU LTURE 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 6, 1927 

The meeting convened at 3 P. M. with Mr. 

Chandler presiding in the absence of Mr* Frost* 

PRESENT : Trustees Chandler, Clark, Preston, and 
President Lewis. Professor Waugh was 
also present. 

Professor Waugh reported concerning the 
work of the Division of Horticulture. The Vegetable 
Gardening Department is now organized on a more per- 
manent basis. The Forestry Experiment Station is con- 
tributing considerable to the educational opportuni- 
ties offered by the Division. Plans are made for a 
summer school in Horticulture, to be conducted this 
year. Courses will be offered for graduate and under- 
graduate study. No additional expense of great sig- 
nificance will be involved. 
It was 

VOTED: To approve this summer course as an 
experiment. 

Professor Waugh stressed the need of the 
Horticultural Manufactures Building vfhich has been in- 
cluded in the budget for several years and is again 
an item in this year's request for appropriations. 

The need for repairs and a new system of 
refrigeration at the cold storage building was pointed 
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Division of 
Horticulture 



Need of Hor- 
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Manufactures 
Building 



Repairs, etc. 
at cold 
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VOTED ; That the Pomology Department "be asked 
to prepare definite recommendations to 
be referred to this committee for in- 
clusion in next year r s budget* 

Professor //augh also expressed the need for 
some plan for professional improvement of members of 
the staff. 

The meeting adjourned at 4 P. M. 




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MINUTES Off MEETING Oi? 1 TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON fr'ArlM 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 6, 1927 

The meeting convened at 4 P. M. with the Chair- 
man, Mr. Nathaniel 1 .3owd.it ch presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Gerrett, Ellis, 

Gilbert, and President Lewis. Director 
Haskell, Professors Erandsen and Montague 
were also present. 

The sale and delivery of milk from the farm 

was explained by Professor Erandsen. He indicated that 

the present arrangement for conducting this service costs 



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approximately $4600 a year. This present service involves J e .Tf 1 ? 

of milk rrom 

cooperation with a private person. By undertaking this 
delivery completely on its own resources, the College 
could include with the delivery of market milk, that of 
butter, icecream, eggs and other products from the Divi- 
sion of Agriculture, at a lower cost than is at present 
involved in the delivery of milk alone. This would re- 
quire the purchase of an auto truck costing approximately 
$1,000 and the hiring of a driver at approximately $120 
per month. He recommended for the faculty committee 
that this plan be adopted and the new position and auto 
purchase be authorized. Upon the motion of Dr. Gilbert 



which was duly seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To approve this recommendation, provided 
the President can make the necessary 
arrangements at the State House. If 
arrangements cannot be made at the State 
House, the matter should again be referred 
to this committee. 



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auto and 
hiring of 
driver to 
deliver milk, 
etc. 



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The .Faculty Committee also recommended that 

all sales from the Division of Agriculture "be placed 

Sales in Divi- as nearly as possible on a cash basis. It was 
sion of Agri- 
culture on VOTED ? To approve tMs recommendation and to 
cash basis leave with the faculty Committee and the 

President, the working out of the details 

involved* 



Plan for Era- 
dication of 
cattle abor- 
tion 



Cattle not to 
be shown at 
fairs 



Advertising 
herd in Breed 
and other agri + 
cultural papers 



Committee to 
check over 
cattle and work 
out plan for 
elimination of 
abortion reacf 
ting animals 



Milk to be 
pasteurized 



Director Haskell then explained the plan for 

the eradication of cattle abortion from the farm herd. 

He reported for the faculty committee consisting of the 

Acting Head of the Division, Dr. J» B. Lentz,the Head 

of the Dairy and Animal Husbandry Departments and Head 

of the Jarm Department the following recommendations: 

1. That for the ensuing year at least, M.A.C. cattle 
be not shown at fairs. 



2. That the money usually expended incidental to the 
exhibiting of cattle, be made available for ad- 
vertising the herd by circulars and advertisements 
in the Breed and other agricultural papers, and for 
more extensive use of lantern slides and motion 
pictures; and that an effort be made to put more 
animals on the Advanced Register. 

3. That a committee composed of Mr. Montague, Pro- 
fessor i'randsen, and Dr. Lentz be appointed whose 
duties shall be to check over all cattle in the 
herd at the present time and to work out a plan 
for the elimination of abortion-reacting animals 
as fast as consistent with the class needs and the 
desire to save for breeding purposes such animals 
as are essential to the most consistent develop- 
ment of the M.A.C. herd. Monthly reports shall 
be made to the Trustee Committee, indicating all 
action in eliminating animals from the herd. 

4. That all milk from the barn shall be cooled and 
forwarded to Flint Laboratory where it will be 
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Director Haskell pointed out that these re- 
commendations are extremely significant in that 

1. They will bar cattle from the show ring during 
the next year at least. 

2. They give to a local committee the power to 
eliminate animals from the farm herd, subject 

to report to the .Farm Committee of the Trustees.- 

3. They involve the elimination of the farm dairy. 

After considerable discussion, it was moved 

by Dr. Gilbert and 

VOTED: That the four recommendations noted above 
be a proved. 

Mr. Ellis raised a question on the matter of 

the development of the farm herds and flocks inquiring 

as to policy in regard to size. After brief discussion 

the matter was laid on the table with the understanding 

that it be the main item of business at the next meeting 

of the committee. 



Significance 
of recommen- 
dations 



Development 
of farm herds 
and flocks 



Director Haskell presented the financial re- 
port of the farm for 1926 a.nd emphasized the need for 
a revolving fund to enable a more economical management 
He called particular attention to the fact that a higher 
price could have been realized from the sale of college 



Financial re- 
port of farm 
and need for 
a revolving 
fund 



milk during the last year were we able to distribute it 

by another method than the present. Our inability to do 

this is due to the lack of a revolving fund. It was 

moved and 

VOTED: That a committee consisting of Trustees 

Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, Gilbert and Pro- 
fessors Haskell, Frandsen and Montague be 
asked to prepare a statement explaining the 



Committee to 
prepare state- 
ment relative 
to need of a 
revolving fund 



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Building re- 
quirements 
of farm 



Horse re- 
placements 



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need of a revolving fund for the farm and 
to present the matter to the Commission 
on Administration and Finance with the 
recommendation that the necessary pro- 
visions "be ma.de for its adoption. 

Director Haskell stated that there are "buil- 
ding requirements which need the attention of the Trus- 
tees and he was advised to recommend to the Chairman of 
the Committee on Farm a date for another meeting when 
this "business can be considered. 

The problem of horse replacements for the 
institution was brought up for consideration, in connec 
tion with the breeding policy of the farm and other 
sub-divisions, and the need of buildings to care for 
herd mares. Detailed consideration was postponed to 
the next ire e ting of the Committee. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P. M. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTED COivixlITTEE 01." 
BUIIDIITGS AKD ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 
Hotel Bellevue, January 6, 1927 



The meeting convened at 6 P.M. v/ith the 
Chairman, Mr .George H. Ellis presiding. 



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PRESENT t Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Pollard, Clark, 

V/heeler, Gerrett, Preston and President 
Lewis.- Treasurer Kenney was also 
present. 

The Treasurer reported upon the "budget for 

special appropriations as it has "been tentatively 

passed by the Commission on Administration and Finance: 

$150,000 Not recommended 



1. Men's Dormitory 

2. Horticultural Manu- 

factures Building 

3. Roads and Walks 

4. vVomen's Gymnasium and 

Equipment 

5. Grading Area South of 

Athletic Field for 
Tennis Courts 

6. New Steam Line, East 

Experiment Station to 
Microbiology Building 

7. Gymnasium 

8. Fire Truck 

9. Steam Heat Poultry 

Plant 

10. Durfee Range 

11. Culvert over Brook in 

Ravine 



60,000 Not recommended 

11,000 Not recommended 

16,400 Not recommended 

10,500 Not recommended 



5,000 Recommended 

150,000-^20,000 recomm ended 
2,500 Recommended 

2,400 Recommended 
7,000 R e c omnend ed 



Budget for 
special 
appropria- 
tions 



3,000 Re c omrie nd e d 
$417,800 
The President reed the letter which he had 
sent to the Budget Commissioner urging a further con- 
sideration of the requested budget, particularly as 
it refers to the gymnasium item. 



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Kew Projects 
for Special 
Appropriation 



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special appropriations as follows: 

1. The construction of two six-car garages, one for 
use of the Power Plant and the other for admini- 
stration cars at South College. Estimated cost, 
|5,000. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend the approval of this appro- 
priation through the finance Committee. 

2. .New construction for fire protection in the li- 

brary at an estimated cost of $4,000 and in the 
extension of water mains, estimated cost $2,000. 

It was 

VOTED t To recommend the appropriation of these 
amounts through the Finance Committee. 

3. Construction of railroad switch and cement "bridge 
at an estimated cost of ^31,000 to enable the 
hauling of coal by the Holyoke Street Railway 
which concern agrees to perform this service on 
the basis of a five-year contract at 75 cents 
per net ton. The present cost is $1.50 per gross 
ton and the Treasurer indicated that this would 
enable a saving of about $3500 per year. 

It was 

VOTED : To lay the matter on the table. 

4. Tile construction in the churn room of Flint 
Laboratory. Estimated cost, $4,000. 

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Zoological collection recently donated to the 
College. Estimated cost $200. 

It was 

VOTED t To approve this construction. 

The Treasurer explained the hazard of fire 
loos to college property where it is permitted to be 



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kept in private buildings as is the present practice 

Removal of 
equipment 
from college 
That any member of the staff desiring to re- buildings 



and recommended: 



move equipment from college "buildings should first 
obtain permission from the Head of his Department. 
Permission should not be given for a period in 
excess of two weeks. All property thus removed 
from college buildings should be reported to the 
Treasurer who is custodian of all college property 
If it is necessary to keep equipment longer than 
two weeks, approval in writing should be secured 
from the Treasurer. Removal of any property with- 
out this permission will be at the risk of the 
individual who takes it. It was 
VQTLD : To approve this recommendation. 

The Treasurer transmitted the request of the 
Superintendent of Grounds for the installation of a 
telephone in the home of his foreman. It was 



VOTED: That the matter be laid on the table. 

The request of Mr. Dickinson to buy police 
equipment was approved. 

The meeting adjourned at 7 P. M. 



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Secretary 



Installation 
of telephone 
in home of 
foreman of 
Grounds 



Purchase of 
police equip* 
ment 



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INDEXED 



Endowment 
from Porter 
1. Newton 

Estate 



En d own en t 
from Charles 
A.Gleason 

Estate 



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minutes uf :,G^Ji..:a of trustee committee m pikance 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 6, 1927 



The meeting convened at 7 P. ST. with the 

Chairman, Mr.Atherton Clark presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Clark, Bowditch, Ellis,' Gerrett 
Pollard, Preston, Wheeler and President 
Lev/is. Treasurer Kenney was also present 

The Treasurer reported the receipt of 
$523,411.33 from the Porter L. Newton Estate as an en- 
dowment to he used as the Trustees shall direct, as 
scholarships for students desiring to specialize in 
agri culture, it being the intent of the donor to do 
something which will tend to improve the general agri- 



cultural situation in Massachusetts. It was recommended 

that this fund "be invested and the income therefrom "be 

used for scholarships to students desiring to specialize 

in agriculture and that it "be administered as are other 

scholarship funds by a committee consisting of the Presi 

dent, the Dean and the Treasurer. It was 

VOTED: To approve this recommendation and to 
recommend it to the Board of Trustees. 

The receipt of $5,000 from the Charles A. 

Gleason Estate as a similar endowment was also reported. 



It was 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that this fund 
be invested and that the income therefrom 
be used as a loan fund to help students se- 
cure an education at the lias sachu setts Ag- 
ricultural College, the money to be loaned 
at a rate not to exceed b% and to be payablje 
within not more then three years from 
graduation. 



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The Treasurer reported the fact that it had 
"been necessary for Dean Machine r to travel to 

P 10 O f ^ilfl C V^ti P T* 

Providence, Khode Island on short notice in connection tb"'»7orld 
v/ith the World Aggie Sight meeting there and that pro- 
vision had not "been made to pay for this travel out of 
state funds, it was recommended that the amount be 
paid out of the iJurnham. Trust i'unds. It was 
VOTED: To approve the recommendation. 

• The matter of exemption from the payment of 



Exemption from 
payment of 
tuition 



tuition 

was presented "by the Treasurer and it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Trustees that the 

following "be made a basis for exemption 

Members of the staff who have received the 
approval of the President to take a course for pro- 
fessional improvement shall be exempt. All teachers 
employed by the Commonwealth who are required by the 
regulations of the Department of Education to take 
certain teacher training courses shall be exempt in 
taking courses conducted for that purpose. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Treasurer shall carry insurance 
of $3000 on the military regalia and 
supplies in the Drill Hall and .i?5000 on 
the text books in the college store in 
South College and that the cost of such 
insurance be covered by adding to the 
sales price an amount sufficient to cover 
such cost. 

In view of the recent ruling of the Commission Tips and 

porters' fees 
on Administration and finance to allow for the entering 

of tips and porters' fees in travel expense accounts, 

it was 



insurance on 
military re- 
galia and 
text-books 



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D.K. Bangs 
loan fund 



Extra charge 

at dining* 
hall 



Discount on 
cash si.les 
in Division 
of Agricul- 
ture 



Recommenda- 
tions of 

Committee on 
Buildings & 
Arrangement 

of Grounds 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that pre- 
vious action of the .board on this matter 
"be rescinded. 

It was 

VOTED : 'i'o charge off from the D.K.Bangs loan 
fund the amount of $420, "being loans 
ms.de to the following students: 



Alan G-. Kennedy 
Elton S. Stinson 
R • L • Arms 
Donald D. Macaulay 
John L. Walsh 
Carlton H". Schaffer 
Frank S. Post 



5 
15 

100 
25 
75 

100 
80 



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accounts will "be kept in case anyone of the "borrowers 
desires to clear up his indebtedness. 



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VOTED: 



To 



recommend to the Trustees that an 
extra charge of 10/£ "be made to all per- 
sons not connected with the college, 
served at the college dining hall. 



It was 

VOTED: That a 5% discount "be allowed on cash 

sales of produce in the Divison of Agri- 
culture as compared with the regular pric 
for goods sold on charge accounts, with 
the understanding that this procedure be 
an experiment and that further report "be 
made at the June meeting. 



It was 



VOTED: 



To 



approve the following recommendations 
of the Committee on Buildings and Arrange 
ment of Grounds: 



1. That tv/o six-car garages "be constructed, one for 
the use of the Power Plant and the other for 



administration cars 
mated cost for "both 



at South College, 
is ^5,000. 



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2. That ^6,000 be appropriated for new construc- 
tion for fire protection, #4,000 for construc- 
tion in the Library and £2,000 for the extension 
of water mains. 



3. That $4,000 "be appropriated for tile construc- 
tion in the churn room of Flint Laboratory* 

4. That any member of the staff desiring to remove 
equipment from college buildings should first 
receive permission from the head of his Depart- 
ment. Permission should not be given for a 
period in excess of two weeks. All property 
thus removed from college buildings should be 
reported to the Treasurer who is custodian of 
all college property. If it is necessary to 
keep equipment longer than two weeks, approval 
in writing should be secured from the Treasurer. 
Kemoval of any property without this permission 
will be at the risk of the individual who takes 
it. 

The meeting adjourned at 8 P. M. 



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1_ DEXED 



Length of 

term not to 
"be reduced 

: re than 
three days 



Leave of 
3ence to 

President 
Lev/is during 
Co::.: .en cement 



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ilIXUTES 01? MEETING Uff SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COIff/IHTCE- 



A meeting of the special committee to con- 
sider the date of Commencement exercises for the 
current academic year was held in the office of Dr. 
Gilbert, Commissioner of Agriculture, State house, 
Boston, at 10 A. M. , February 5. 

PRE5EKT ; Trustees Gilbert, Clark, Chandler and 

Dewey, Chairman. Unable to be present: 
Bowditch. 

It was voted that the length of the second 

term should not be reduced more than three days, with 

the suggestion that the faculty arrange, if possible, 

a schedule so that the exercises may close on Friday 

or Saturday, June 10 or 11. 

In the discussion it was hoped that it might 

be found possible to make the above arrangement without 

sacrificing an essential amount of instruction. If it 

be not practicable to force the Commencement back two 

or three days, the Committee was heartily in favor of a 

grant of a leave of absence to President Lewis for the 

Commencement period, and expressed a desire to do every* 

tiling in its power to make the Commencement exercises 

a success in his absence. It was suggested that Mr. 

'.Vheeler might be invited to represent President Lewis 



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at the President's reception or other functions of 



that nature. 



Adjourned. 



Chairman 




Secretary 



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462 



COMMITTEE 



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Livestock 
policy of 
the farm 



Teaching of 
Dairying 



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MIEUT33 UP l£Sii]TI^G Off TRuSTKB CO MMIT HUE ON FARM 
Draper Kail, M.A-C, April 7, 1927 

The meeting convened at 12?10 P.M. 

PRESENT : President Lewis, Trustees Bowditch, 

Gerrett, Richardson, Ellis, Mr.Kenney, 
Professors Haskell, ffrandsen and 
Montague. 

Chairman Bowditch presided. 

Trie "business was taken up according to an 
outline previously submitted to members of the Committee 
"by mail. The first question for discussion was what 
should "be the livestock policy of the College farm. 
Under this topic the situation regarding dairy cattle 
was first discussed, Professor brands en explaining 
the recommendations of the local committee that the 
College plan to maintain herds of fifteen mature and 
fifteen growing animals with necessary sires in each 
of the five dairy "breeds, Ayshires, u-uernseys, Hol- 
steins, Jerseys and milking Shorthorns. He felt that 
satisfactory class-work could not "be conducted with 
fewer than this number of animals. 

Director Haskell called attention to census 
figures which indicate that dairying is the most promi- 
nent agricultural enterprise in the state and he stated 
that with the opportunities offered here for teaching 
Dairy Husbandry, he felt that the College should make 
no curtailment in its teaching effort in this subject, 
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apply it should be found. He felt that the tendency to 
spread our teaching over a wide variety of Animal Hus- 
bandry subjects has handicapped effective teaching in 
Dairy Husbandry, where our main efforts should he put. 
The question as raised by Trustee Ellis was whether or 
not the cost of maintaining instruction in the agricul- 
tural courses was not out of proportion to that in other 
departments of the college, and whether in view of this 
fact the cost here should not be reduced. 

Mr. Montague gave in detail the size of the 
present herd by age groups and reported concerning the 
capacity of farm buildings to house stock. 

It was decided to consider all of the ques- 
tions involved before action be taken on any single 
question. 

Accordingly the question of policy as to the 
maintenance of a beef herd was then discussed. Professor 
?randsen explained the recommendation of the local 
committee to dispose of the present herd of Herefords 
and to purchase annually a car-load of feeders to fur- 
nish material for judging and for slaughter in the meat 
courses. It was pointed out that such procedure would 
involve certain building changes. It was suggested 
that use could be made of the Brooks' farm barn for this 
purpose at a cost of approximately $1200 for fitting it 
up. Mr. Montague felt that it would be quite necessary 
to house the animals away from the other college live- 



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Policy as 
to main- 
tenance 
of beef 
herd 



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464 



COMMITTEE 



meat 
courses 



Situation 
in regard 
to sheep 
and swine 



Raising of 
horses 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

stock because of the danger of contagious disease. 

figures submitted by Professor i'randsen 
showed a net cost for the meat course of 1926-1927 
of $825; and. an estimated gross cost of about $2500 
for 1927-1928, which would have to be cared for by 
appropriation. 

The committee then discussed the situation 
in regard to sheep and swine. The recommendation of 
Professors Frandsen and Montague, is that the present 
two breeds of sheep and swine be maintained in about 
the present numbers. In addition, however, if the meat 
course is to be continued, it will be necessary to 
raise animals for slaughtering. This cannot be done 
without enlargement of quarters, which Professor 
jj'randsen suggested would cost about $1700. The addi- 
tional cost of raising animals for the meat course 
aside from equipment, would be about $1000 per year. 

The suggestion was made that individual 
colony houses could be erected at smaller cost. 

The question of policy in the raising of 
horses was then discussed. The local committee recommen 
ded that the Trustees establish the policy of raising 
institutional replacements. In explaining the reco- 
mmendation, Mr. Montague stated that the present quar- 
ters were quite unsatisfactory and that the loss of 24 
colts in twelve years pointed to the need for some 
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estimated to cost approximately (?9,000» 

The question was raised as to whether or not 
it would he sound farm practice to try to raise horses. 
Professor Prandsen stated that to his mind, this was 
the least important of the projects submitted. 

The building needs of the farm, as involved 
in the proposals previously made, were then summarized 



as follows: 

1. 
2. 
3. 

4. 



Itfew Horse Barn 

Arrangement for Housing Beef Herd 

Enlargement of Quarters for Swine, 

and in addition to these, 
Oarage facilities. 



Director Haskell then reported concerning the 
revolving fund project which ?/as discussed at the last 
meeting of the committee. Pursuant to action taken "by 
the committee at that time, Trustee Ellis, President 
Lewis and Director Haskell held a conference with the 
Commission on Administration and .Finance relative to 
the possibility of establishing a revolving fund for the 
farm. Whereas they received a sympathetic hearing, they 
were given little hope to expect that a revolving fund 
could be established, because of the specific require- 
ment of the law. 

Trustee Ellis stated that he felt, whereas 
there was no possibility of establishing a revolving 
fund, an adjustment might be made with the Commission 
by which we could receive consideration amounting to 
practically the same thing. 



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Parm building 
needs 



Revolving 
fund project 



Trustee Ellis 1 
opinion as to 
revolving 
fund 



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Sale of farm 
products to 
townspeople 



Breeds in 
college herd 



Beef Breeds 



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The farm is now confronted with the problem 
of raising more animals for the meat course at an addi- 
tional cost of approximately $2500.. With a revolving 
fund this could be accomplished, since the income from 
the sale of these animals will practically pay the cost 
of raising them. On the present basis, however, an 
additional appropriation will b e required or a curtail- 
ment of the farm's activities somewhere else will have 
to be accomplished in order to provide the $2500.. 

The committee then discussed the sale of farm 
products to townspeople. The President told of the 
protest made by a committee of the local Chamber of 
Commerce relative to the sale of meat and vegetables. 
It seemed to be the sense of the committee to approve 
the sale of farm products to townspeople, provided such 
products be sold at prices higher than the going retail 



price. 



The committee then returned to matters pre- 



viously discussed for final action. It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendation of the local 
committee that in the dairy breeds: 
Ayshires, Guernseys, Holsteins, Jerseys, 
milking Shorthorns; the college plan to 
maintain herds of fifteen mature and fif- 
teen growing animals with the necessary 
sires. The average total stock on the 
farm should not vary significantly from 
these figures for any length of time. 

Consideration was then given to the recommen- 
dation of the local committee relative to beef breeds; 
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annually a car-load of feeders in the fall or good 

grade calves in the spring, to furnish material for 

judging in the fall, and for meat courses in the winter 

months, and to dispose of the present herd of Herefords 

It was 

VOTED ; That a committee consisting of the Presi- 
dent and the Acting Head of the Division 
be authorized to carry out the plan pro- 
vided funds are available, and it seems 
advisable. 

It was suggested that this special c oramittee 

consider the possibility of buying ten feeder animals 

for the beef course work. It was 

VOTED: That the matter of providing sheep and 
swine for the meat course, be left with 
the local committee to handle so far as 
funds are available, with the suggestion 
that animals might be purchased for 
slaughter in the meats course, and that 
the housing of hogs might be cared for 
by building two or three inexpensive 
colony houses. 

The matter relative to the policy of the 
institution in raising horses was laid on the table, 
with the suggestion that the next time it be presented, 
plans for a less expensive horse barn be submitted. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P.M. 



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Providing 
sheep and 
swine for 
meat courses 



Policy of 
raising horses 



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468 



COMMITTEE 



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changes in 
pro j ects 



Plan of 
development 
under Purnell 
Act 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON EXPERI- 



MENT DEPARTMENT 



Draper Hall, M.A.C., May 20, 1927 



The meeting convened at 6 P.M. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Preston, Frost, President Lewis 
and Director Haskell* 

Director Haskell made a report of changes in 

projects since the May 1926 meeting of the committee 

and it was 

VOTED g To approve these changes. 

Director Haskell then proposed a plan of 

development under the Purnell Act described as follows? 

"In the organization under the Purnell Act 
it was necessary to organize for research in four de- 
partments which had never had the "benef it of contact 
with formal agricultural experimentation, i'hese were, 
respectively, Farm Management , Home Economics, Dairy 
Manufactures, and Horticultural Manufactures. Owing 
to the difficulty of finding trained workers there 
was considerable delay in finding the places in Home 
■Economics and Farm Management. All of the places vacant 
have now "been filled, and the work is progressing satis- 
factorily. 

"If the Purnell fund progresses as per ex- 
pectation there will he after this coming year two 
further increments of ^10,000 each, making the total 
annual appropriation from this Government source 
,60,000 or S?20,00Q more than now "budgeted. Meanwhile 
the demand for research service has "been increasing. 
Appreciation of the significance of economic research 
is growing rapidly; the demand for formal farm manage- 
ment studies, particularly in the field of poultry 
husbandry, has "been insistent. So, also, has been the 
demand for the older types of work, particularly in 
disease control in poultry, of insect and disease con- 
trol on vegetables and flowers as well as on fruits 
and field crops, and the like. 

"In the opinion of the Station Director 
any further increase in personnel under the Purnell Fund 
should be at the bottom and not at the top. As rapidly 
as the employees now engaged in Purnell work justify 
increased help, such help should be furnished, subject, 
of course, to the resources of the Station. In the 
long run, despite the fact that many of these 



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assistants will remain in office for but a relatively 
short period, the total of research work completed 
under this plan vail "be greater than if higher posi- 
tions are filled. As a part of this plan, it is the 
expectation that the Purnell workers, as well as other 
workers on the staff, will receive a rate of pay con- 
sistent with the ability and progress which they show 
in furthering their work." 

It was 

VOTED: To approve the plan suggested by Director 
Haskell* 

The tentative budget under Purnell funds for 
1927-1928 was then submitted by Director Haskell. This 
budget totals $31,722.50 for salaries and ^4,675 for 
maintenance, making a grand total of .^40,000. Director 
Haskell recommended that the position of Investigator 
in Horticultural Manuf actures be established on this 
Purnell budget and that the budget be accepted in 
principle, subject to such changes in detail as in the 
judgment of the President and the Director may be 
necessary. It was 

VOTED: To approve these recommendations. 

The question of the use of station land by 
the State Department of Conservation for forest nur- 
series was then discussed and it was the sentiment 
of the committee that this matter should be taken up 
anew by the full Board of Trustees in an effort to 
effect a permanent arrangement. 

The service of the diagnostic laboratory in 
avian pathology was then presented and as a result of 
the ensuing discussion the following recommendations of 



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Purnell 

Budget 



Use of land 
by State De- 
partment of 
Conservation 



Service of 

diagnostic 
laboratory in 
avian patho- 
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tions in de- 
partment of 
avian 
pathology 



Appr opr i at i on 
for poultry 
disease eli- 
mination ser- 
vice 



Situation in 
regard to 
new seed 
control law 



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Cranberry 

Station 



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the Director were adopted? 

1. That the position of Specialist, Control Ser- 
vice, he considered to rank ultimately on a 
parallel with that of full professor » 

2. That in addition the Trustees establish the 
position of assistant specialist so that at 
all times to have a man in training for this 
impo r tan t work . 

3. 'That these recommendations be applied subject 
to the exigencies of the budget. 

Because of the growing amount of work involved 
in the poultry disease elimination service, the Direc- 
tor recommended that for the year beginning December 1st 
next, an appropriation of $15,000 be asked for the 
support , of this important work. This is an increase of 
$5,000. It was 

VOTED? To adopt the recommendation. 

Director Haskell then explained the situation 
in regard to the new seed control law. The committee 
recommended that President Lewis, Commissioner Gilbert 
and Director Haskell draw up a plan of procedure under 
this law and present it at the Commencement meeting of 
the Board of Trustees. 

The Committee agreed to meet at the Cranberry 
Station at the time of the annual meeting of the Cape 
Cod Association, now listed tentatively for August 23rd. 

The forenoon of May 21st was spent by the 
committee in inspection of Experiment Station projects 
and in conference with members of the Station staff. 

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MINUTE S OF MEE TING- OF TRUSTEE C UlxiLITTEE ON FIN ANCE 
Boston City Club, May 27, 1927 



The meeting convened at 2rl5 P.M. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Pollard, 
Richardson and President Lewis. 



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The President presented to the Committee the 

John K. Broad- 
foot named 
Assistant 
Broadfoot, Assistant to the Treasurer, he named Assis- Treasurer 



recommendation of Treasurer Kenney that Mr. John K. 



tant Treasurer and authorized to sign checks of the 
College when the Treasurer is out of town. It was 
VOTED ; That the recommendation "be adopted. 
The meeting adjourned. 



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Phi Kappa Phi 
Scholarship 



$200 to the 
International 
Conference of 
Soil Science 



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Lincoln 



Mr. Arthur II. 
May 



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MINUTES OF MEETra? OF TRUSTED COMMITTEE OH FINANCE 
Boston City Club, Boston, June 9, 1927 

The meeting convened at 1:45.. In the ab- 
sence of Trustee Clark, Trustee Bawditch presided. 

PRESENT: Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Pollard, and 

; .Vheeler. Treasurer Kenney was also pre- 
sent. 

Treasurer Kenney read the recommendation of 
the Phi Kappa Phi Society that $250 from the income of 
trust funds which are scholarship funds be devoted to 
the granting of scholarships to be known as Phi Kappa 
Phi Scholarships. Mr. Kenney supported this recommen- 
dation. It was 

VOTED : To appropriate i?250 out of scholarship 
trust funds for the awarding of such 
scholarships for the next college year. 

The request that the College contribute .r>200 

to the International Conference of Soil Science, was 

laid on the table. It was 

VOTED : To loan Miss Margaret Lincoln of the class 
of 1928, $250 from the (ileason Fund to be 
paid back one year after graduation. 

It was 

VOTED ; To extend the note of Mr .Arthur H. May of 
the Two-Year course for a period of three 
months. 

The matter of the use of railroad scrip books 
and the change of practice as recommended by the Comp- 
troller was left with the Treasurer with power to act. 

The treasurer recommended new rules governing 



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requisitions, "bills, receipts, employment of labor 

and payrolls as follows t 

Rules Governing Requisitions, Bills, Receipts, 
Employment of Labor and Pay Rolls. 



1* All orders for supplies or equipment shall be made 
on a uniform requisition, signed by the head of the 
department, and countersigned by the Treasurer. 
A copy of this requisition shall be filed with the 
Treasurer at the time the order is given. All 
requisitions on Replacement irunds will be issued 
only from the Treasurer's Office. Departments 
may obtain bona fide bids or quotations from one 
or more firms. These bids with all information 
are to be sent to the Treasurer's Office with 
request that the requisition be issued. 

2. All bills shall be sent direct to the Treasurer, 
who shall check same with requisition on file, 
verify the amount, and send it to the department 
for which the supplies or equipment were ordered. 

3. All bills must be approved, classified and returned 
to Treasurer's Office within twenty-four hours of 
receipt of goods. Any item that cannot be approved 

at that time should be so designated and bill 
returned to the Treasurer's Office. 

4. All bills for payment by the Treasurer of the 
College or Treasurer of the Commonwealth must be 
fully itemized, containing the number of units, 
the rate per unit and the amount. 

5. Pay rolls for all weekly labor, with their proper 
classifications, shall be left at the Treasurer's 
Office by nine o'clock on pay day. Time slips for 
all labor paid monthly shall be in the Treasurer's 
Office not later than noon on the last working 
day of the month. Ho employee will be paid for 
services except on the regular pay days, unless 
he is discharged. Fo laborer, permanent or tem- 
porary, shall be employed without authorization 
from the Treasurer. 

6. No person shall draw the wages of any employee 
except upon the written order of said employee. 

7. Employees being unable to write, will make their 
mark, v/hich shall be witnessed by an attache of 
the college. 



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8. The Treasurer shall in no case advance any money 
on the salary of an employee from the funds of the 
institution. 



9. All receipts from every department of the institution, 
whether cash or collection, shall be turned into the 
Treasurer's Office when amounting to <j?5 or more, "by 
noon of the following day; when under this amount, 
"by the Saturday forenoon of each week. 

10. All receipts shall he fully itemized, containing the 
name and address of the payer, number of units, rate 
per unit and amount. The Treasurer shall give a 
receipt for all money received, when items for 
collection have been paid, the Treasurer shall noti 
fy the departments of such remittance giving date 
and name • 



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Cotrelle 

Leonard 



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D.K. Bangs' 
Fund 



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VOTED I To adopt the recommendation. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve for payment from the Sessions 
Fund the bill of Cotrelle and Leonard 
presented by the Treasurer. 

The Treasurer gave a report of the D.K. 

Bangs* Trust Fund. 

The meeting adjourned at 2 P.M. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING UJ?' TRUSTEE COMMITTEE UN BUILDINGS 
ANN) ARRANGEMENT 0-b' GROUNDS 

Boston City Club, June 9, 1927 

The meeting convened at 2 P.M. with Chairman 
Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, i3acon, Gerrett, Preston, 
President Lewis and Mr. ICenney. 

Treasurer "Kenney reported on the appropria- 
tions for special construction granted for this year 
and it was moved and 

\f OTED ; That he he authorized to proceed with 
construction on the "basis of these 
appropriations. 

The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity expects to 
build a new house contiguous to college land and re- 
quests the privilege of buying heat and electricity 
from the College. The Treasurer recommended that the 
Trustees approve the request, provided the fraternity 
will pay all expenses of installation and a reasonable 
fee for the services as rendered. It was 

VOTED : To adopt the recommendation of the 
'Treasurer. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M. 

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Report on 
status of use 
of college 
land by the 
State Depart- 
ment of Con- 
servation 



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MliuJ'TES OE I^^rli^li UE JOijiT COMMITTEES Ofl EA-iM AtiD 

EXPERIMENT STATiOTi 

Amherst, Mass., June 12, 1927 

The meeting convened at 2r30 P.M., with Mr. 

Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Pollard, Gilbert, Mr. 
Kenney and Director Haskell were also 
present. 

According to instructions from the Board of 
Trustees at the meeting on May 27, the Secretary pre- 
sented to the Committee a report on the status of the 
use of college land "by the State Department of Conser- 
vation together with recommendations by Director Haskell 
and Treasurer Kenney. This report follows: 

Pursuant to instructions from the .Board of Trustees, 
I am submitting herewith what data I have been able to 
collect referring to the status of the use of college 
land by the State Department of Conservation for its 
forest nursery, together with the recommendation of the 
Treasurer and Director of the Experiment Station. 

The forest nursery was started on college land in 
1906 when a committee of the Trustees authorized by 
the Board granted for its use a part of five acres, 
marked plot 3 on the accompanying map. The following is 
a history of subsequent action by the Trustees so far 
as we have record of them. 

Vote taken from minutes of Committee on Farm and 
Horticulture on December 18, 1907. "To permit Prof.. 
Rane temporarily to utilize for a forest nursery, the 
acre of land south of the present area. w 

Vote taken from minutes of Committee on Earm and 
Horticulture on March 13, 1908. "To confirm the arrange 
ment with Prof. Aane for his use of the plot east of 
the present forest nursery for a similar purpose.'" 

Vote taken from minutes of Committee on Earm and 
Horticulture on March 11, 1909. "To request Mr. Ellis 
to make temporary arrangement with the State Forester 



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for the U3e of not over two or three acres more on the 
college farm, situated to the west and south of the 
present nursery tract, to "be used by the state forester 

for a similar purpose. ■ 

following is from the records of the Trustee 
Committee on Farm, meeting held March 12, 1925 • "In 
connection with the special meeting of the Trustees 
held on this date, all members of the Farm Committee 
being present, an agreement was reached by the Commit te 
to ? How the State Department of Conservation to use 
for the purpose of extending its forest nurseries 
approximately 10 acres of land south of the present 
area, the Commission to be allowed to use this land 
for a period of five years, and if at the end of this 
five year period the Trustees desire to withdraw the 
land, the Commission will be allowed an extension of 
two years in which to move its plantings to another 
location.* 

At a subsequent meeting held on March 26, 1925, 
this action just quoted was partly modified as follows: 

"Voted to grant the Department of Conservation 
two acres of land directly south of the present forest 
nursery for a period of three years. Also two acres 
northwest of the present nursery in the pasture of the 
Brooks land, making four acres this spring. It was 
further agreed to stump and drain five acres more 
directly to the west and northwest of the present 
forest nursery, so as to have a total of approximately 
7 acres in this location ready for use in the spring 
of 1926, the Department of Conservation to pay the cost 
of preparation or, if they prefer, do the work. It is 
to be done subject to the approval of the college au- 
thorities or to be under a written contract approved 
by the College Treasurer." 

The Department of Conservation is now using 
approximately five acres of Brooks* farm land marked 
plot 1 and plot 2 on the accompanying chart and the 
two acre plot marked 4 in addition to the original 
5 acre plot III. The only contractual agreement, 
however, concerns the two-acre plot 4 under the terms 
of which this plot will be returned to the College in 
the spring of 1928. 

In the meantime the College has cleared and is 
preparing for cultivation the plot marked 5 on this 
chart which is approximately of 10 acres. 



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RECOMmEUDAT IuImS 



!• In view of the fact that 
needs the land in plot 1 for 
view of the farm need for the 
college recommends a rearrang 
ment of Conservation may have 
two acres of the present 5 ac 
two more acres of the Brooks' 
cated "by the dotted line, on 
and then whatever other land 
northerly portion of plot 5. 



the Experiment Station 
experimental work and in 

land in plots 3 and 4 the 
ement "by which the Depart- 

the use of approximately 
re plot numbered 3 and the 

farm east of plot 3 indi- 
the accompanying chart, 
they may need in the 



2. It is also recommended that this land be granted to 
the State Department of Conservation outright with the 
definite understanding that they would not ask for fur- 
ther grants of leases from the College. 

3. In view of the fact that College employees work nine 
hours per day it is further recommended that this grant 
be made conditional upon similar working provisions for 
the forestry Staff. It is bound to cause considerable 
difficulty where different schedules are followed in 
adjoining farms. 

It was the sentiment of the Committee that 

recommendation dumber 2 should read: ""It is also 
Re commendation 

recommended that this land should be leased to the 
State Department of Conservation for a period of ten 
years with the privilege of renewal and with the 
definite understanding that further leases from the 
College would not be asked.' 8 

Because of the small representation of the two 



Ho vote taken 



committees at this meeting, no vote was taken. It was, 
however, expressed as the sentiment of the committee 
that the recommendations as modified should be sub- 
mitted to the Board of Trustees recommending their 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND 

ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 
Amherst, Mass., July 27, 1927 
The meeting convened at 12:30 P.M. with Chair- 
man Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Wheeler, Chandlerj 
President Lewis and Mr. Kenney. 

The Committee dispensed with the reading of the 
call for the meeting and the minutes of the preceding 
meeting. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer, it was 

VOTED: To approve the request of the Farm Depart- 
ment and to turn over to its control the 
land east of the Athletic Field, that this 
land may be drained and put into a pro- 
ductive condition. 

The Committee then discussed the use of college 
buildings by the Federal Forestry Experiment Station. 
The question was raised as to the advisability of con- 
tinuing the contract by which the College houses this 
Federal agency. Professor Waugh was asked to meet with 
the Committee and he spoke in favor of continuing the 
present arrangement. It was moved, and 
VOTED : That no action be taken. 

Treasurer Kenney then presented the request of 
the Farm Department for control of the land upon which 
the old Kappa Sigma House used to stand. The Farm De- 
partment wishes to remove the trees and turn this into a 
productive field. It was 

VOTED : That the request be granted but that the 

trees be removed only- with the approval of 
Professor Waugh. 



Farm Depart- 
ment control 
of land east 
sf Athletic 
Field 



Use of college 
buildings by 
Federal 

Forestry Exper- 
iment Station 



Farm Depart- 
ment control 
of land, site 
of Old Kappa 
Sigma House 



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The Treasurer then explained the situation 
which had arisen in connection with the appropriation for 
replacing the steam line to the Microbiology Building. 
The College Engineer and the State Engineer on thorough 
inspection had discovered that by transferring the heat- 
ing system of this building from a high pressure to a low 
pressure system, the old line would be serviceable. A 
very substantial saving in the cost of heat can be 
accomplished by such a transfer but considerable con- 
struction will be required in making the change, such 
to cost approximately $3500. The Treasurer explained 
that the Commission on Administration and Finance and 
the State Engineer were in favor of making the change and 
undertaking the construction. It had proven impossible, 
however, to transfer the appropriation from the specific 
object. The Treasurer, therefore, sought authority to 
expend out of current maintenance funds the amount 
necessary to make this construction, not to exceed 
$5500. He has an agreement with the Comptroller that, 
if the current maintenance budget cannot carry this 
additional expenditure, he will recofcmend to the Governor 
and Council that this amount be apportioned to the 
College out of the State Emergency Budget. With this 
understanding the Committee 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to undertake the 
necessary construction and pay for the same 
out of current maintenance budget, in an 
amount not to exceed $3500. 






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The Corcmitte then considered the budget for 

special appropriations for 1928. It was moved and 

VOTED; That the first item on the list be Men 1 s 
Dormitory, $150,000. 

It was 

VOTED: To include the following items in the budget 
for special appropriations for 1923. The 
order of sequence does not indicate import- 
ance except in the case of the first item: 



1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
6. 

7. 
8. 
9. 

10. 
11. 

12. 
IS. 

14. 
15. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 



Men 1 S Dormitory 

Veterinary Science 

Q. T. V. Land 

Cottage for Everson Family 

Extension of Living Room at Abigail 

Adams Dormitory 
Flint Laboratory tile 
Two 5-car garages 

Replace refrigeration in Fisher Lab 
Roads and walks 
Farm Storage for Winter Vegetable 

Crop 
New Steam Engine Equipment 
Replace Steam Lines 
House for Chief Engineer 
Laboratory at Grounds Service 

Building 

It was 



$150,000 

30,000 

12,000 

7,500 

1,700 
4,000 
5,000 
8,000 
11,000 

3,000 

20,000 

5,000 

5,000 

1,100 



VOTED: That while the projects listed as follows 
are considered to be greatly needed, that 
action concerning 
1927-1928. 



them be deferred for 



Addition to Power Plant Building $ 25,000 

Repairs on Harlow House 2,500 

Horse Barn for Farm 9,000 

Poultry Houses 2,050 

Remodeling Clark Hall 65,400 

Home Economics Building 150,000 
New Dormitory for Women 

Abattoir 12,530 

Gymnasium 150,000 

Women* s Gymnasium & Equipment 16,400 

There was discussion concerning the project 



for a new Horticultural Manufactures Building at $60,000 



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and it was 



New Horti- 
cultural 
Manufactures 
Building 



VOTED ; While the Committee considers this a very 
desirable project, it is deferring action 
with the hope that arrangements may be made 
through changes in building assignments, 
so that adequate quarters may be provided 
for this department without the inclusion 
of a special item in the budget. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M. 



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Inauguration 
of President 
Thatcher 



"Resignations 



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MINUTES 0E MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE PIT COURSE 

Og STUDY AKD FACULTY 

Boston City Club, Thursday, September 29, 1927 

The Committee convened at 12 I. with the Chair' 

man, Mr. William Whe eler , presiding. 

PRESE NT ; Chairman Y/heeler, Trustees Gilbert, 

Gannon, Dewey, Thatcher. Dean Machine r 
was also present. 

Dean Machmer described the tentative plans 

arranged "by the faculty committee for the inauguration 

of President Thatcher and asked for the committee's 

opinion of these plans. It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of plans already made and the appointment 
of a trustee committee of three to co- 
operate with the faculty committee in 
carrying on arrangements. 

The President reported the following resigna- 
tions since the last report to the Trustees* 

Edgar L. Ashley, Professor of .French, August 31, 1927 
Frederic R. Butler, Instructor in Chemistry, August 

31, 1927 
Raymond Halliday, Instructor in French, August 31, 1927 
Ella Horsfall, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

August 3, 192 7 
Clara L. Hubbard, Stenographer, President's Office, 

September 8, 1927 
Edna Kahler, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, July 18,1927 
Mary F. Kent, Stenographer, Botany Department, August 

23, 1927 
Ruth Merrick, Clerk, Extension Service, July 9, 1927 
Margaret E. Nagle, Stenographer, Dept. of Agricultural 

Economics, August 15, 1927 
Alfred Uicholson, Instructor in English, August 31, 1927 
Doris S. Pierce, Stenographer, Dept. of Poultry Husbandry 

September 7, 1927 
Esther M. Post, Stenographer, Dept. of Poultry Husbandry, 

July 31, 1927 
Mrs. Leila Prescott, Analyst, Poultry Disease Elimination 

August 31, 1927 
Eleanor Howell, Stenographer, Animal and Dairy Husbandry, 

August 20, 1927 



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Donald W. Sawtelle, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Economics, September 30, 1927 
Nellie Thompson, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, August 

24, 1927 
"Richard W» Smith, Jr., Assistant Professor of Dairying, 

August 31, 192 7 
Ethelyn D. Streeter, Clerk, Division of Horticulture, 

September 17, 1927 
Paul ¥. Viets, Supervisor of Placement Training, October 

31, 1927 
Mildred T. T tfalsh, Clerk, Division of Agriculture, Sep- 
tember 30, 1927 
Ethel M* Wood, Stenographer, Agronomy Department, Septem 

her 19, 1927 

DEATH 



Amy H. Hamilton, Stenographer, Department of Agricultural 
Education, September 23, 1927 

It was 

VOTED : That these "be reported to the Board 
of Trustees for record. 

The President reported appointments to the 

staff made since the last report to the Trustees r 

Paul B r Anderson, Instructor In English, September 1, 
1927, $1,800 

Elizabeth M. Boguslawski, Stenographer, Library, August 
16, 1927, i960 

Alma J. Bridgman, Stenographer, Extension Service, 
August 22, 1927, $900 

Lawrence S» Briggs, Instructor in Physical Education, 
September 1, 1927, $1,200 

Agnes Brovmell, Stenographer, Dept. of Poultry Husbandry 
August 23, 1927, £840 

Delia E. Brownell, Stenographer , Departments of Poultry 
Husbandry and Agricultural Engineering, August 15, 
1927, $900 

Calton 0. Cartwright, Instructor in Horticultural Manu- 
factures, July 5, 1927, $1,620 

Miriam K. Clarke, Analyst, Control Service, September 1, 
1927, $960 

Clarence C. Combs, Assistant Professor of Landscape 
Gardening, September 1, 1927, £2,400 

Loretta I*. Cook, Stenographer, Department of Poultry 
Husbandry, July 25, 1927, $1,020 

Frederick M. Cutler, Assistant Professor of Rural Socio- 
logy, September 1, 1927, $2,700 

Virginia R. Dufresne, Laboratory Assistant, Department 
of Agricultural Economics, July 1, 1927, $1,020 



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Delmont T. Dunbar, Instructor in French, September 1, 

1927, $2,040 
Stowell G .. G-oding, Instructor in French, September 1, 

1927, $2,040 
Francis P. Griffiths, Investigator in Horticultural Manu- 
factures, September 1, 192 7, $1,620 
Mrs. Sallys. Hilyard, Stenographer, President's Office, 

September 1, 1927, §960 
#• 3» Hinegardner , Instructor in Chemistry, September 1, 

1927, $1,920 
William R. Hinshaw, Specialist, Poultry Disease Elimina- 
tion, July 21, 1927, S3, 000 
Elizabeth F. Hopkins, Analyst, Seed Control, September 

1, 1927, $2,500 
Esther H. Hubbard, Stenographer, President's Office, 

September 1, 1927, $840 
John '//. Kuzmeski, Analyst, Control Service, June 4, 1927, 

$1,520 
Harry G. Lindquist, Instructor in Dairying, September 14, 

1927, $2,100 
Dorothy I. Packard, Stenographer, Extension Service, 

September 16, 192 7, 0840 
Harold B. Rowe , Extension Specialist in Agricultural 

Economics, September 1, 1927, $3,500 
Kenneth A. Salman, Instructor in Entomology, September 

1, 1927, $1,200 
Ellmore F. Sanders, Assistant Specialist, Poultry Disease 

Elimination Law, September 15, 1927, |2,000 
Moses E. Snell, Investigator in Agronomy, September 1, 

1927, $1,560 
Elizabeth Streeter, Stenographer, Dept. of Dairying and 

Animal Husbandry, August 22, 1927, $780 
Nellie Thompson, Bookkeeper, Treasurer's Office, August 

6, 1927, I960 
Carroll A*. Towne, Instructor in Horticulture, September 

1, 1927, £2,040 
Marion Woodbury, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 

June 21, 1927, ^780 

TRANSFERS AM) PROMOTIONS 



Mildred C. Howard, Chief Clerk, Extension Service, Sep- 
tember 1, 1927, $1,200. Promoted from Clerk, Exten- 
sion Service. 

Merrill J. Mack, Assistant Professor of Dairying, Septem- 
ber 1, 1927, 32,340. Promoted from Instructor, 
Dairying. 

Ora E. Rouleau, Chief Clerk, Division of Horticulture, 
September 17, 1927, #1,200. Promoted from Clerk, 
Division of Horticulture. 

Mildred E. Tabor, Stenographer, Department of Agricultural 
Economics, August 15, 1927, £960. Transferred from 
Stenographer, Deportments of Poultry Husbandry and 
Agricultural Engineering. 



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Hubert W. Yount, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Economics, October 1, 1927, $2,940. Transferred from 
Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural Economics. 



It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees 
the approval of these appointments. 



The President nominated Mr. E* E. Grayson to 

succeed Mr. Viets as Supervisor of Placement Training 

and it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of this nomination. 

The President recommended that the Trustees 
establish the title of "Emeritus" rank for retired pro- 
fessors, such a rank to be conferred without reference 
to retirement pay of any sort upon those retired profes- 
sors whom the Trustees may approve as being eligible to 
receive it. 

It was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees 
the establishment of such a rank. 

The President presented terms of employment 

for the professional staff as follows: 



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2. 



An appointment to 
tution is author i 
writing by the Pr 
ing to the terms 

Appointments to g 
professor are for 
so long as servic 
tinues mutually s 
of associate prof 
years in the firs 
so long as servic 
mutually satisfac 



a salaried position at this Insti- 
tative only when confirmed in 
esident of the College and accord- 
specified in such confirmation. 



rades below that of associate 

one year. They will be renewed 
e in and to the Institution con- 
atisfactory. Those for the grades 
essor and professor are for three 
t instance and permanent thereafter 
e in and to the Institution continues 
tory. 



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of Placement 
Training 



"Emeritus" 
rank 



Terms of Em- 
ployment for 
Professional 
Staff 



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Salaries are paid in twelve equal installments on 
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Dairying 



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4. Vacation is allowed according to the specification 
in the President's appointing memorandum. If a 
member of the professional staff resigns prior to the 
termination of a normal year's service, no salary 
will "be paid beyond the period of actual service 
rendered . 

5. Resignations should be addressed and sent to the 
President, being transmitted through the department 
head and division head and in the case of the 
Extension Service, Experiment Station and Short 
Course Department employees through the Director* 
They should allow ample time before becoming 
effective for the College to find a suitable person 
to fill the position. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend the approval of these terms 
of employment to the Board of Trustees. 

The President presented to the committee the 
recommendation of the faculty of the Graduate School 
that graduate courses in Dairying leading to the degree 
Master of Science be approved. 

It was 

VOTED ; To recommend the approval of such courses 
to the Board of Trustees. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 P.M. 



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MINUTES 0? MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 
Cranberry Station, East Ware ham, August 23, 1927 
The meeting convened at 10 A.M. as per the 
call duly issued "by the President's Office. 

PRESENT ; Trustee Prost and Director Haskell 

The Committee inspected the buildings erected 
to replace those lost "by fire, and approved the same. 

Trustee Prost raised the question of protec- 
tion of the Cranberry Station from trespass incident to 

Protection 
the irregular nature of its boundary; and of protection from Trespass 

of abutters from trespass by the Station. He pointed 

out that one- third of the cars present at the annual 

Pield Day of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association 

were of necessity parked on land which did not belong 

to the State; and that a part of the sand being used 

from time to time in sanding the bog was being taken 

from the land of abutters. It was 

VOTED ; That the Experiment Station Trustee 

Committee recommend to the full Board 
that in the budget prepared for the 
1928 legislative session an item of 
$600 be included to care for the pur- 
chase of certain adjacent parcels of land 
in order that the boundary may be straigh- 
tened. 

Conference with a. representative of the Rogers 
Estate was held, at which time the representative said 



Purchase 
of land 



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MINUTES OP MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 
Boston City Club, September 29, 1927 

The meeting convened at 2:00 P.M. with Chair- 
man Preston presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Preston, Pollard, Gilbert, 
Erost, Thatcher. Director Haskell 
was also present. 

Director Haskell presented the budget for the 

Experiment Station for the fiscal year 1928. The total 

appropriation requested from State funds by this budget 

is £93,200. It was 

VOTED s To recommend to the Trustees through 
the finance Committee approval of the 
budget. 

Director Haskell presented the budget for 

Control Service totalling $44,300. It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees through the 

Einance Committee approval of this budget. 

Director Haskell presented a project for the 
establishment of a new position of Pathologist to make 
animal diagnoses as a service to farmers of the State. 
Salary recommended is $2,520. The plan involves a 
charge for all service rendered so that the work ought 
to be self-supporting. 

It was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Trustees through 
the Einance Committee the approval of 
this project and the addition to the 
budget of an amount sufficient to 
carry it. 



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1928 



Control Service 
Budget, 1920 



New Position 
Pathologist 



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Director Haskell recommended a project for the 



establishment of a new position, Bacteriologist, which 
Few Position 

^ist would have charge of the manufacture of legume inocula, 

"bacteriological examination of water, milk, and animal 

feed, and occasionally human food as far as specific 

products of the farm are concerned, and to assist in 

other miscellaneous bacteriological work. This project 

calls for a charge for service rendered with the idea 

that the project will eventually "be self-supporting. 

The salary recommended is $2,400 and maintenance cost 

$300 per year. It was 



Purnell Budget 
laid on table 



Special Appro - 
pr ia tion 
Purchase of 
Land at Cran- 
berry Station 



VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees 
through the finance Committee approval 
of this project and the addition to the 
budget of funds sufficient to carry it. 

Upon the recommendation of the Director the 
Purnell budget was laid on the table until the spring 
meeting of the committee. 

Mr. ij'rost recommended that an item of $800 be 

added to the budget for special appropriation for the 

purpose of purchasing land at the Cranberry ^ield Station 

to make a needed addition there and to straighten the 

boundary. It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Committee on Buildings 
and Arrangement of Grounds that an item of 

300 be added to the budget of special 
appropriation for the purpose of purchasing 
land at the Cranberry i^'ield Station. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:10 P.M. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING Off JOINT COMMITTEES ON FARM 

AND EXPERIMENT STATION 
Boston City Club, September 29, 1927 

The meeting convened at 3:00 P.M. Trustee 
Preston was named chairman. 



PRESENT: 



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Trustees Preston, ffrost, Pollard, 
Gerrett, Ellis, Gilbert, Bowditch, 
Kichardson, Thatcher. Director 
Haskell and Treasurer Kenney were 
also present. 



Director Haskell presented recommendations for 
the lease of college land to the State Department of 
Conservation for a forest nursery, these being the 
recommendations presented at the meetings of the joint 
committees in June when no action was taken because of 
the lack of a quorum. The Director explained that no 
agreement had been reached with the Department of Con- 
servation. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To lay the recommendation on the table. 
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VOTED: That President Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney, 
and Director Haskell be constituted a 
committee to meet with a representative 
from the Department of Conservation to 
see if an agreement could be reached which 
would be mutually satisfactory and if so, 
to present such an agreement to the Trustees 
for ratification. 

The Department .of Conservation employs men at 

the forest nursery on the basis of eight hours per day 

whereas the College Farm employees work nine hours per 

day. It was left to the committee named to try to 



Lease of 
College Land 
for Forestry 
Nursery 



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arrange for an adjustment which would overcome the 
difficulties of this situation. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P-M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING- Off TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENSION SERVICE 

Boston City Club, September 29, 1927 

The meeting convened at 4:30 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Frost, Pollard, 
Ellis, Thatcher. Director Huns on 
was also present. 



Director Munson presented the "budget for the 

Extension Service for the year 1928 which involves a 

state appropriation of 596,841. After inspection of 

the items of the "budget it was 

VOTED : To recommend its adoption to the 

Trustees through the Finance Committee. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 P.LI, 



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Rules to 
Govern Tuition 
Charges 



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MINUTES OF MEETING- OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE Oil FINANCE 
Boston City Club, September 29, 1927 
The meeting convened at 6; 00 P.M. Trustee 
Ellis was named Acting Chairman. 



PRESENT 



Trustees Ellis, Pollard, Bowditch, 
Ki chard son, Thatcher. Mr. Kenney 
was also present. 



The President recommended the adoption of the 



following rules to govern tuition charges? 



Tuition for students attending the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College shall "be received for all collegiate 
work including all special, two-year and four-year stu- 
dents. No tuition shall he charged students in the 
Graduate School. 

Students who reside within the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and having legal residence therein shall 
pay a tuition fee of $60.00 per year or §20.00 per term. 
Students who are not residents of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts shall pay a tuition fee of |180.00 per year 
or ^;60.00 per term. 

For purposes of determination of applicability 
of the state tuition privilege, residents of the State 

are: 

1. Children of citizens having the voting privilege 
in the Commonwealth. 

2. Wards of a guardian who is a legal resident and 
voter in the Commonwealth. 

3. Wards of the Commonwealth under the Department 
of Public Welfare. 

4. Adults of legal age who have been residents of 
the Commonwealth for at least one year prior 
to the date of entrance to the College. No 
student can gain or lose legal residence within 
the State while attending the College. 

It v/a s 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees 
the adoption of these rules. 



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The Treasurer explained a project for the 
installation of a central telephone exchange at the 
college at an estimated cost of $290. 

It was 

VOTED ! To authorize the Treasurer to enter into 
a contract with the telephone company 
to install such an exchange. 

The Treasurer asked for authority to expend 
funds in connection with the inauguration of President 
Thatcher. He estimated the total necessary to be $500. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the expenditure of sufficient 
funds to cover the necessary expenses 
involved in the inauguration exercises. 

It was 

VOTED ; To authorize the expenditure of money from 
the Sessions Jj'und sufficient to pay for 
the non-resident membership of President 
Thatcher in the Boston City Club. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer, 

it was 

VOTED ? To use the rights accruing to the 

college and purchase stock represented 
by them in the Few York Central Railroad. 

President Thatcher presented the budget for 

1928 including the recommendations of other Trustee 

Committees insofar as they had passed upon it and 

totalling for current expenses for the next fiscal year 

$992,419. The committee studied the various items of 

the budget. Question was raised as to the advisability 

of continuing the Winter School. 






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Central 

Telephone 

Exchange 



Inauguration 
of President 

Thatcher 



Membership of 
Pres. Thatcher 
in Boston City 
Club 



Purchase of 
N.Y. Central 
Railroad stock 



Budget for 1928 



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Continuation 
of Winter 
School 



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It was 

VOTED ; To authorize the President to discontinue 
the Winter School if this seems wise after 
investigation of its value. 

The procedure was questioned in the case of 



the Market Garden Jj'ield Station clerical position which 
Market Garden 

Field Station i s included in the labor item. The President was autho< 
Clerical 



Position 



rized to transfer this clerical item to. the Extension 

Service "budget as a new position. 

1 1 wa s 

VOTSD s To recommend the approval of the "budget, 
subject to modification "by the President 
which will "bring the total requirement 
for 1928 to not more than S 50, 000 above 
the current appropriation. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M. 

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MINUTES O F MEETING Off TRUSTEE COMMITTEE O N 

BUILDINGS AN D AKHA NGEMEflT OF GROmiDS 

Boston City Club, September 30, 1927 

The meeting convened at 9:45 A.M. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Gerrett, Thatcher 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



Upon the recommendation of the President, it 



was 



VOTED : To increase the item in the "budget for 
special appropriation, addition to 
Veterinary Science Laboratory, from 
$50,000 to $40,000. 

Upon the recommendation of the Trustee 

Committee on Experiment Station, It was 

VOTED: To include an item in the "budget for 
special appropriation of #800 for the 
purchase of additional land at the 
Cranberry jj'ield. Station. 



It was 



VOTED: 



To recommend to 
of $400 rental f 
by the Q,.T.V. co 
the College for 
to be for a peri 
ating in 1928, w 
should the Colle 
the meantime no 
this rental pric 



the Trustees the payment 
or the plot of land owned 
rporation and used by 
several years. This rental 
od of three years termin- 
ith the understanding that 
ge purchase this land in 



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There was discussion relative to the purchase 

of the G,.T.V. land. The Treasurer stated that he felt 

a better price could be secured if a committee of the 

Trustees should meet with responsible officers of the 

corporation. It was, therefore, 

VOTED: To name the following special committee 
to negotiate with the representatives of 
the Q..T.V. corporation: President Thatcher, 
Trustee Gerrett, Treasurer Kenney. . 



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Vet. Science 
Laboratory 



Purchase of 
Land at 
Cranberry 
Field Station 



Rental of 
Q*T.V. Land 



Purchase of 
q.T.V. Land 



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Two-car 
G-arage for 
Farm 



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It was suggested that Senator Pond "be invited 
to participate in these negotiations. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer, it 



was 



VOTED s To approve the construction of a two-car 
garage for the .fe'arm out of current main- 
tenance funds at a cost of approximately 
f547. provided these funds are available 
in the current maintenance appropriation. 

The meeting adjourned at IOjOQ A»M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON HORTICULTURE 
Bellevue Hotel, Boston, Mass., January 5, 1928 



The meeting convened at 9:30 a.m. with Chair- 
man Frost presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Frost, Clark, Chandler, 
President Thatcher. 



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Report of " 
Division of 
Horticulture 



Professor Waugh submitted a comprehensive re- 
port of the year's work of the Division of Horticulture 
and it was 

VOTED: To accept the report. 

There was discussion concerning the use of spac 

in French Hall for the Northeastern Forestry Experiment Use of French 

Hall for the 

Station. It seemed to be the sense of the committee that Northeastern 

Forestry 
the college was being well repaid for allowing the use of Exp. Station 

this building by this Federal organization and that pos- 
sibilities of greater contribution to the college are 
inherent in the relationship. 

There was also discussion of the plan of the 
Trustee Committee an Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 

by which the present Physics Laboratory may eventually be Use of Physic 

Lab. for 
turned over to the use of the Department of Horticultural an. 

Manufactures. It seemed to be the sense of the committee 

that, while a new building constructed especially for the 

department would be much more desirable, this plan should 

be given further consideration. 

The President asked the Committee if it felt 

that the college would be justified in further develop- Development 

of Dept. of 
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seem to indicate. It was the sense of the committee 
that such development would "be Justifiable as a part of 
an agricultural college program. 

The meeting adjourned at 10r30 a.m. 



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MINUTES 0? ME5TING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENSION SERVICE 

Bellevue Hotel, Boston, Mass., January 5, 1928 

The meeting convened at 10;30 a.m. with. 

Trustee Chandler presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Chandler, Arnold, Ellis, 
Bowditch, Gannon, Dewey, Frost, 
President Thatcher. 



Director Munson reported the activities of 
the Extension Service for the past year and it was 
VOTED: To accept the report of the Director. 

The President asked the opinion of the com- 
mittee as to whether or not county agents should he 
listed in the catalogue as members of the staff of the 
college. It was 

VOTED : That county extension service agents 
he listed in the catalogue under a 
separate heading as members of the staff 
of the college. 

The committee approved in principle the travel 

on Federal funds to conferences in other states. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m. 



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County Agents 
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Alumni Plan 
for Physical 
Education 
Building 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TR UST EE COMlflTTES ON 
BUILDINGS AMD ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 
Bellevue Hotel, Boston, Mass., January 5, 1928 

The meeting convened at 11x30 a.m. with Chair' 
man Ellis presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Ellis, Clark, 7/heeler, Gerrett, 
President Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney. 
An Alumni Committee consisting of Messrs 
Parker,. Whitmore, and Hicks was also 
present. 



The Alumni Committee proposed a plan regard- 
ing the erection of a physical education "building as 
follows: 

1. That a Physical Education Building similar to 
the sketch presented be erected on the grounds of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College on Lincoln Avenue 
convenient to the Alumni Field, the cost of which is 
estimated as follows: 



Dirt Floor Cage or Practice Hall 
Locker and Dressing Room Wing 
Front Central Section 
Swimming Pool Wing 

Total cost ( app. ) 



App. cost 

"175,000 

55,000 

55,000 

90,000 

$375,000 



2. That the campaign for funds to finance the 
erection of at least one or more units of this building 
shall be administered by a joint committee of alumni 
and trustees. 

This committee will solicit alumni and others 
who may be possible -contributors. 

This committee will also jjresent the project 
to state officers from time to time with the object of 
building up among appropriating bodies a sentiment in 
favor of state support. 

3. That this drive for funds have the financing 
of the dirt floor cage as its first objective and that 
other units be erected in whatever order the committee 
and the Trustees decide advisable when funds become 
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4.. That there he an agreement between the Trustees 
of the College and the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. guar- 
anteeing that they (the Trustees) shall accept the 
"building or ony unit thereof immediately upon completion 
and make suitable provision for its required equipment 
and maintenance without further liability to the donors. 

5. That the Trustees shall furnish architects' 
plans for the building, if this can be arranged through 
legal channels. 

If not, the Associate Alumni of M.A.C. shall 
solicit funds from alumni and friends of the College and 
upon the receipt of $15,000 in cash shall engage an 
architect to furnish plans for the building. 

6. That the College shall assist in the campaign 
for funds for the Physical Education Building by con- 
tributing towards traveling expenses of those engaged 

in the v/ork, clerical assistance, and publicity material 
to the extent that this seems possible and advisable 
to the President. 

7. In order that there shall be no question as to 
plans and specifications of any or all units of the 
Physical Education Building the plans for the whole 
project shall be accepted by the alumni, the trustees 
and any other interested parties before any construction 
is begun. 

8. That as soon as plans for the building have 
been completed and approved by the Associate Alumni of 
M.A.C. and the Trustees of the College, and sufficient 
funds and pledges have been received, and arrangements 
made for a loan to finance the erection of the first 
unit of the building, bids shall be secured from con- 
tractors for the erection of that unit. 

The discussion of the plan brought out the 
fact that the authority of the Trustees is limited and 
that any action upon this plan would be subject to the 
limitations of the authority of the Board. It was sub- 
sequently 

VOTED ; To approve the plan and recommend its 
acceptance to the Board of Trustees. 



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1 1 v/a s 

VOTED t To recommend to the Board of Trustees 

that tv/o Trustees "be appointed to serve 
with the Alumni Committee on this project 

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FARM 
Bellevue Hotel, Bo stem, Mas 3* , January 5, 1928 



The meeting convened at l:30p.ni. with Chairman 
Bowditch presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Bov/ditch, Gerrett, Ellis, 
Richardson, President Thatcher, 
Treasurer Kenney, Prof. Montague. 



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Report for 
the Farm 



Professor Montague submitted a report for the 
Farm for the past year. This report included several 
recommendations for the current year as follows: 

1. That the Farm he allowed $5,000 in 1928 for re- 
placements, $567.04 to he used for the purchase of tile 
and to pay the "balance due on Shorthorn hull, and the 
balance, or $4,432.96, to he used for the erection of a 
horse barn as specified to the committee. 

2. It was recommended that the conservative program 

for abortion eradication work be continued. 

Recommenda- 

3. It was recommended that the College Farm exhibit tions for 

Current Year 

in competition, horses, sheep, and only such cattle as 
are offered for sale at the 1928 Eastern States Exposition. 
It was also recommended that an educational exhibit show- 
ing the same types and classes of livestock as shown at 
Eastern States Exposition be arranged through the Exten- 
sion Service for the Worcester and Great Barrington fairs 
provided they wish such exhibits. 

4. It was recommended that the College enter into 
an agreement with the Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corpor- 
ation of New York to conduct a demonstration of the so- 



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Gift of Hoi- 
stein Cattle 
for Vermont 
State Hos- 
pital 



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called Hohenheim system of pasture management as speci- 
fied in the report. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To accept the report and adopt the 
recommendations. 

Mr. Montague proposed that the College present 

to the Vermont State Hospital three Holstein cattle in 

appreciation of the losses suffered by that institution 

in the recent Few England flood. It was pointed out in 

the discussion that it may prove impossible for this 

state institution to make such a gift "because of legal 

restrictions. It was 

VOTED ; To present three Holstein cattle to 

the Vermont State Hospital provided such 
a gift is legally authorized and if it 
is not, to sell them to the hospital for 
$1.00 each. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m. 



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Bellevue Hotel, Boston, January 5, 1928 



The meeting convened at 2:45 p.m. with Chair- 
man Clark presiding. 

PRESENT t Trustees Clark, Bowditch, Wheeler, 

Ellis, Richardson, President Thatcher, 
Treasurer Kenney. 



The Treasurer rendered the annual financial 

report of the institution. It was 

VOTED ; That the Treasurer's report be accepted 
and printed. 

The Investment Committee recommended the 

following purchases: $2,000 in bonds of the Prudence 

Company, first mortgage collateral 5-J#. $5,000 Indiana 

Water Works Security Company 5%* $5,000 Florida Power 

and Light, first mortgage bond 5%. This capital is 

derived as follows: $5,000 from the sale of United States 

Liberty Bonds, called; $5,000 from the Barber bequest; 

and $2,000 from the sale of Electric Security Company 

bonds. It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendations of the 
Investment Committee. 

The Committee approved the recommendation of 
the President that income from scholarship funds be 
largely used as $60 loans and grants to cover tuition 
charges. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to change 
the rate of interest on scholarship 
loans to students to 4%, effective in 
the next college year. 



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Annual Report 



Recommendations 
of Investment 
Committee 



Scholarship 
Loans 



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The meeting adjourned at 3s30 p.m. 



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Hotel Bellevue, Boston, February 9, 1928 

The meeting convened at 11:00 a.m. with Chair- 
man Clark presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Clark, Gerrett, Richardson, 
Wheeler, Ellis, President Thatcher, 
Treasurer Kenney. 

President Thatcher presented to the Committee 
a proposal for group insurance for college employees, 
according to the terms of which employees would contri- 
bute toward the cost at the rate of sixty-five cents per 
thousand per month and the College would pay the differ- 
ence between this amount and the cost, which would not 
be more than |4.00 per thousand per year. $7.80 per 
year per thousand is the maximum which employees can pay 
under this plan according to the law. It is estimated 
that dividends from this insurance would pay the insti- 
tutional cost after the first year and the Treasurer 
has estimated that the cost of the first year would not 
exceed fl,900. 

The President suggested that if the Trustees 
approve the proposal in general, it might be possible to 
finance it from trust funds available for such use or 
that the Legislature might be petitioned for authority 
to use state funds for this purpose. After thorough 
discussion, it was 



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VOTED t To approve the plan f 
subject to the advice 
surance Commissioner 
plan to the Board of 
understanding that it 
out of such trust fun 
for such use and that 
accrue shall be appli 
funds. 



or group insurance 

of the State In- 
and to recommend the 
Trustees with, the 
s cost shall be paid 
ds as are available 

dividends which may 
ed to replenish such 



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MINUTES OP MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMITTEE OK HORTICULTURE 



President's Office, Amherst, May 4, 1928 
± ; he meeting convened at 2:00 p.m. with Chair- 
man .b'rost presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Jb'rost, Clark, Ellis, 

President 'i'hatcher. Professor Waugh 
was also present. 

At President Thatcher's suggestion, Professor 
Waugh explained his proposal for a five year course in 
Landscape Architecture. Me "believes that such a course 
is necessary to strengthen the present course in Land- 
scape Gardening. Such a course would require another in- 
structor, more room, and some additional equipment. 
After discussion it was mjved and 

VOTED; That a five year course in Landscape Archi- 
tecture "be recommended to the Board thru the 
Trustee Committee on Course of Study. 

President Thatcher introduced, for discussion, 

the subject of the need of the Department of Horticultural 

Manufactures for a new "building. He explained that the 

present "building program will not take care of the Dejjart- 

ment of Horticultural Manufactures by the adjustments 

which had "been expected by the Buildings and Grounds 

Committee. It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees, 

through the Trustee Committee on Buildings 
and Arrangement of Grounds, that the Horti- 
cultural Manufactures -Building be restored 
to the building program of the College. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m. 

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Landscape 
Architec ture 



Horticultural 

Manufactures 

Building 



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Presidents Office, Amherst, May 4, 1928 

•the meeting convened at 3:00 p.m. with Chair- 
man Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT; Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, wheeler, Bacon, 



Clark, Jj'rost, President Thatcher. 



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i.T.V. LAND 



Construe tion 
of farm 
cottage 



Ins fa 1 la tion 
of new 
ref rigera tion 
■3 tern 



Steam 
Engine 



Cranberry 
S ta tion 



Paige 
Lab or a tory 



Kenney was also present. 
The purchase of the Q.T.V. land was reported "by 
the Treasurer and it was 

VOTED: To confirm this purchase. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer, the 
following action was taken in regard to special appropria- 
tions included in the current' budge t . It was 

VOTED: A o authorize the construction of the farm 
cottage at a cost not to exceed $7,500, 
according to plans submitted by the Treasurer 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the installation of a new re- 
frigeration system and certain other changes 
at Jj'isher Laboratory, at a cost not to ex- 
ceed #8,000. 

It was 

VOTED : 'i'o authorize the purchase of steam engine 
equipment at a cost of #8,000. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the purchase of land at the 
Cranberry Station at a cost of $800. 

Mr. Ritchie, architect, presented plans for an 

addition to Paige Laboratory, to house the Department of 

Bacteriology and Physiology, at a cost not to exceed 

•1/40,000. This was in accordance with an appropriation 

made as a special item. 




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It was 

VOTED s x o accept the plan and recommend adoption to 
the -Board of Trustees. 

The President recommended that the present 
Drill Hall "be used as a Girls' gymnasium when the new 
Physical Education -building "becomes available for men. 
It was 

VOTED: ±0 adopt the recommendation. 

The recommendation of the Committee on Horti- 
culture, that the item for a Horticultural Manufactures 
"building "be restored to the building program of the 
College, was received and filed for consideration at the 
time the building program for the year will be planned* 
The proposal of the Department of Animal and Dairy 
Husbandry for the building of an abattoir to cost 
$10,000 was accepted for consideration in connection 
with the building program. 

The Treasurer was authorized to submit to ad- 
ministrative authorities at the State House plans for the 
construction of a horse barn out of Replacement J'unds* 

After inspection, the Committee approved the 
location of the farm cottage and the horse barn as re- 
commended by the Treasurer. 

The meeting adjourned at 5t00 p.m. 



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Gymnasium 



Horticultural 
Manuf i cture'S 



Aba t toir 



Plans for 
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LINUTES OP L^TIHO- Gx TRUSTEE COMMITTEE Ofl COURSE 0i?' 

STUDY AiND .bACuLl'Y 

President's Office, Amherst, May 5, 1928 

■the meeting convened at 9?00 a.m. with chairman 

Mr. Wheeler, presiding* 

PRESENT ; Trustees wheeler, Dewey, £acon, President 
Thatcher. 

The President reported ad interim appointments 

and- resignations as follows? 

Resignations 

Mrs. Fan L. Kelly, Junior Library Assistant, March 3, 1928 
Julia *'. Kittredge, Clerk, Treasurer's Office, March 31, 

1928 
Elsie E. Nickerson, Technical Assistant, home Economics, 

April 30, 1928 
Betty Porter, Stenographer, President's Office, April 14, 

1928 

Appointments 

Alice J. Alley, Stenographer, President's Office, i960, 
April 23, 1928 

Sena L. Barton, Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 
$960, March 28, 1928 

Annie V. Bentley, Clerk, Treasurer's Office, $960, 
March 21, 1928 

Joan L. Cooke, Junior Library Assistant, $1,200, April 1, 
1923 

Kenneth E. Wright, Assistant Research Professor of Dairy- 
ing, #2,700, May 1, 1928 

Promotion 

S. C. Hubbard, Assistant Professor of floriculture, 

#2,220, April 1, 1928, from foreman, Department of 
floriculture 

It was 

VOTED. ao approve these changes. 

ihe President described the proposal for the 

establishment of honor courses open to the fifteen Seniors 

ranking highest in acnolarship at tne end of their Junior 






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year, These courses', not exceeding three in number and 
nine points in credit, will "be selected "by the students 
themselves from the offerings of the college or avail- 
able instruction outside, i-he President recommended 
approval of the proposal, and it was 

VOTED : *o approve the recommendation. 

■the action of the faculty committee on Course 
of Study recommending change from departmental to major 
group elections, v;as explained by the President. -»-t was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Trustees approval of 

the recommendation of the vacuity committee 

Explanation was made of the further action of 

the faculty committee on course of Study regarding 

general and special requirements for graduation, and it 

was 

VOTED ; -'o recommend approval of this recommendation 
of the faculty to the uoard of Trustees* 

ihe Committee received the recommendation of 

the Trustee Committee on Horticulture, that a five year 

course in Landscape Architecture leading to the degree 

of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture be established and 

VOTED : A o recommend to the Trustees aDDroval of 
this proposal. 

ihe meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m. 

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513 



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Group' 

Elections 



Five Year 
Course in 
Landscape 
Architecture 



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AjnjD ARHANGEMEHT Ojr (iKOUi^DS 




.Boston, Mass.. July 12, 1928 






The meeting convened at 12:00 m. in the 






absence of Trustee Bills, Trustee wheeler was appointed 






acting-chairman. 






PRSSEI'T: Trustees wheeler, Clark, Gerrett, Preston, 
'Thatcher. Treasurer Kenney was also 
present . 

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read by the Secretary. The Committee undertook the con- 
sideration of a budget for special appropriations for 
the ensuing year, m accordance with previous action 






taken by the Board of Trustees it was 


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Hor ticultural 

nuf - c tures 
and lien's 
dormi tory 


VOTED: That the first item in this budget be a 

building for horticultural Manufactures at 
an estimated cost of $ 70, 000 and that the 
second item be a men's dormitory at $150, 000. 

it was 


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Abattoir 


VOTED: rhat an abattoir for Animal Husbandry at 
$14,000 should be item number three. 






J-t was 




Special 

ria tions 
1329 


VOTED: That the following four items, included in 
last year's request and not granted, should 
be included in this year's budget. 

riling in Dairy building $4,000 
larm storage for vegetables 3,000 
Two six-car garages 5,000 
nouse for engineer 7,500 

It was 




Roads 


VOTED: That an item of $10,000 be included for roads 






it was 


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VOTED: That an item of §3,000 be included for cement 
walks. 

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It was 

VOTED : That an item of $2,000 be included for an 
automatic scale at the Power Plant. 

It was 

VOTE D; a hat an item of #2,050 he induced for a 
new poultry house and hot water "brooder. 

It was 

Y0T3D: That an item "be included for making the 

Library fireproof at a cost not to exceed 
$20,000. 

There was discussion of the proposal to en- 
large the Library and the President was asked to invests 
gate the need for such addition. 



The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. 



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chairman 



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515 



Aut oma tic 
scale 



Poultry 

house 



Library 



216 

516 



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jls or \\iTim on' ' trustee c< cttee 01; moult: 



AND PROCrKAK 0.B' STUDY 
.boston, Massachusetts, Sept em" :i 27, 19 

ihe meeting convened at 1:;. m. with chairman 
eeler presiding. 

—Li ^JL : Trustees wheeler, Arnold, ±sacon, Dewey, 
u i lb e r t , u-a nn on , Tha t c lie r . . 

-President Thatcher announced the following 

changes in the staff since the last 2.tins of the .board 



of Trustees: 



Resignations 



Kesigna tions 



: j n t s 



L. Yida Lentley, Junior Clerk, Treasurer's Office, 

September 15, 1928 
lima J. isridgrnan, Stenographer, Extension 3-erilce, July 7, 

19 
John P. nelyar, Extension .cialist in A iy, 

iber 30, 19:. 
• . 8. hinegardner, instructor in Chemistry, September 30, 

19 
:;.rs . Marie ±5. Marsh, Matron, . =n ' s Dormitory, June 30, 

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j. ",/. Truesdell, junior Clerk, ! t n ion Service, August 
31, 1928 

lintments 

Jornelia ±J. Church, Laboratory Assistant, July 1, 1928, 

#1,200 
felen E. ^oane, istant State Leader of nome Economics 

Clubs, Je] te ber 1, 1928, $2,2; 
Beatrice L. Dolloff, Junior ^lerk, Treasurer's Office, 

3 . tember 7, 1928, $960 
ilcn L. JJunlap, Assistant Veterinary Pi thologist, June 15, 

,,400 
fcialph L. trance, Assistant bacteriologist, July 1, 192:., 

. . 00 

lames L. Fuller, Assistant I rofessor of Jiacterio- 

1, 1928, #2,400 
ii. ooldberr;, instructor in English, ember 1, 

1928, )0, for three-fourths time. 

:rs. Julie . Lc .... r ul ; . , Jxtension Service, 

- . be er 1, 19 i, 160 
Harold ... , Ins tr , • rr 1, 

1928, ¥1,080 for two- thirds 



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liar ley A. Leland , Assist- State Leader of County Club 

Agents, July 1, 1928, $3,000 
jel I . : c asters, Laboratory Assistant in u : y, 
■■£ 1, 1928, 1. 

lj ■ ' y> 

July 1, 1Z 
Ic " Junior Clerk r 

L 3 
/arren, Junior Clerl . :-r, 3ion 

-vies, 

Promotions 

Rene L. Barton, L. ... . . ;, Dept. of :y, 

Au 1, = , 1,200; fro] unior clerk 

Oliver tf. Felly, anion heed Analyst, July 1, 1928, 

true tor in Agrono 

It was 
VOTED : That these changes be approved. 

The President described a difficulty of ad- 
ministration under the present system in whicl lary in- 
creases and appointments for the succeed h . r, 
recommended by the College to the C Lssion on Lnistrs 
tion and finance, are not finally acted upon until late 
in May or June. It was 

VcT.iD : Tha t the Gc . i s s i on on A minis tra t i on a no. 

finance be asked to give special early con- 
sideration to the request of the College for 
annual inc.] es in ... i srsc nel 
at the President may be notified of its 
ecision on or 1 ay 15, if .:. _ le. 

'' ■ PreL ieed for a. regula- 

tion requiring a deposit at the time a student files 
appli Lon for admission to the College. it was 

AIT ■■;!); L'hat the President, the he he 

Treasurer be authorized to require a deposit 
ot to exceed $5.00 from each : : at t. ■ 
time of fili i i lie: tion for a( sion arid 
a deposit not to exceed fl5.00 for the re- 
servation of a room in a college dormitory. 



Promotions 



Sarly 

Cons id era tion 

of Salary 

Increases 



Deposit for 

Admission 



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Duition 

Fee for 
Gradua te 
Students 



Change of 
College 

Calendar 



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it ". in tec out to the Committee 1 bhe 

President that the Trustees have never fixed a t on 

fee for G-raduate Students, this matter having teen left 

3t .er lees '.. : ere Get for later consideration. 

It was decided sve t ;ei til t 

President is re be finite recc tion for 

= Lge of = ta tus . 

£he recommendation of the Dean ': non-r en 

tuition "be redu to the r. : snt rate in the case of 

certain needy students T ;/as discussed. it was 

VO'i^D s .at t. : ter "be left ' j President 

at cher and Mr. 13s con for disposition. 

The President announced to the Committee that 

the College year had "been 1. led one week in order 

to • ic the extremel Lort third terra or. srwise 

necessary. is Leans that ^ _ :ent will come June 

14-17 and at the same time as the Commencement at Amherst 



College . 



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Boston, Massachusetts, September 27, 1928 
The meeting convened at 1:45 p.m. 



BR.: >E T: 



Trustees Thatcher, Dewey, Arnold, liannon, 
Bowditch, uirbert. Director Munson was 
also present. 



In t ce of Trustee Chandler, Mr. Bowditch 
.•s no tec Ac t ing- Chairman. 

director Munson presented and explained the 
proposed .tension Service budget for 1929. This budget 
includes the 1 ollowin ; _ be of expenditures: 



Personal Service 
ce 



Le s s Fe c e r a 1 imnc s 

State Appro tion x red 

for 19 

re j . i e tion granted 



0,570.00 
,350.00 



Incr 






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■3140,520.00 
58,903.00 



101,612.00 



,000.00 



L2.00 



VC T^S : T o a c c e] 3 i t f o r 

approval to the Bog 1 of Trus 

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Extension 
Service 

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220 

520 



Exj erimen t 

Sts tion 
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committee mIITUTES 0? THE MEETIMi UP THE TjjuSTEJK UUMMITtEE ON THE 



BXEBKlJaEiiT STATION 



Hoston, Massachusetts, 5eptein"ber 27, 1928 

ihe meeting convened at 3:00 p.m. with Chairman 

Preston presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Preston, Thatcher, Arnold, Pollard 
director Sievers was also present. 

before asking director bievers to present the 
proposed Budget for 1929 for the Experiment Station, 
President Thatcher pointed out that since the enactment 
of the Purnell -oill, appropriating increasing funds to 
the Experiment Station, the State .budget for this Depart- 
ment hss not "been increasing, xhis is in accordance 
with the agreement which Director naskell* ma.de with .Bud- 
get officials at the State nouse# it was pointed out 
that this arrangement need not continue after the 1929 
.budget and the committee concurred with the President 
and Director in their plan to ask for increased funds in 
the 1930 .budget. 

director Sievers Explained the proposed -Budget 
for 1929. This includes the following items: 



Personal Service 
Ma intenance 



.155,107.00 
27,260.00 



i'otal 



federal J?unds deducted 
State Appropriation required 

1929 
State Appropriation granted 

1928 



182,367.00 
84,167.00 



98,200.00 
98,200.00 



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it was 

VUTED; That the .bud ret be accepted and recommended 
to the .Board of Trustees through the finance 
uommittee for approval. 

director Sievers presented the recommended bud- 
get for control Service for 1929. This budget includes 



the following items: 

Personal Service 
Lialntenance 

iotal State Appropriation re- 
quired 1929 
State Appropriation granted 1928 
increase 1929 over 1928 



5,836.00 
21,565.00 



67,400.00 
50,300.00 
17,100.00 



it was explained that this appropriation is re- 
quired for a service which is fully self-supporting and 
that increases here are not increases in net cost since 
they are offset "by increased receipts, it was 

V O'i'ED : To accept the Jbudget as proposed and to 
recommend its approval to the .Board of 
Trustees through the finance uommittee. 

The proposed -budget for -Lac-oratory Service for 

the year 1929 was presented Toy Director Sievers. This 

.budget includes the following items: 



Personal Service 
Maintenance 

State Appropriation required 

for 1929 
State Appropriation granted 

1928 
Increase 1929 over 1928 



$ 4,890.00 
750.0 

5,640.00 

2,760.0 
2,880.00 



. This is a new Service which was only commenced 
July 1, last, and funds appropriated in the preceding 
.budget were only sufficient for one-half year. The in- 
crease represented is practically entirely for the pur- 
pose of putting the Service upon an annual "basis which 
was contemplated in the preceding appropriation.. It was 



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521 



Control 
Service 
Budget 



Laboratory 

Service 
Budget 



522 



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r'ket 
Garden 3?ield 
Sta tion 
Budget 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

VUT.T-ID : to accept the .Budget as proposed and to 
recommend its approval to the Board of 
Trustees through the finance committee. 

a he proposed Budget i'or the Market (iarden rield 

Station for 1929 was presented "by -Director Sievers. This 

Budget includes the following items: 



Personal Service 

Maintenance 

State Appropriation reouired 

1929 
State Appropriation granted 

1928 
increase 1929 over 1928 

it was 



f 8,400.00 
6,000.00 

14,400.00 

12,700.00 
1,700.00" 



Study of 
Child Life in 
urban and 
suburban 
3 1 r i c t a 



VOTED : That the Budget be accepted and recommended 

to the Trustees through the finance committee 
i'or approval. 

Miss Arnold spoke of the need for study into 
the conditions of child life in urban and suourban dis- 
tricts, upon motion by Dr. u-iltert, subsequently seconded 



i t was 



VOTED : That this committee, 
of Trustees, suggest 
council the opportun 
vice which that orga 
making a comprehensi 
affecting the develo 
our rapidly changi ng 
and offers the facil 
Station which may be 
such a study. 



a he me e tin 



representing the Board 
s to the w oman's Advisory 
i ty for great public se io- 
nization might render "by 
ve study of the conditions 
pment of child life under 

domestic environment; 
ities of the Experiment 

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IMUTES Qj*' THE MBSTI'JKJ UJj' THE 'TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON THE 

COLLEGE if ARM 
boston, Massachusetts, September 27, 1928 

The meeting convened at 4:30 p.m. with Chair- 
man JBowditch presiding. 

PKES "HT : Trustees ijov/ditcli, Kichardson, Ellis, 

Gilbert, Thatcher, -director Sievers and 
Mr. Montague were also present. 

The President read to the Committee a proposal 
"by Mr. Montague concerning the disposal of aged female 
livestock so as to keep within the limit of thirty- 
animals in each breed set "by this committee, it will 
be necessary to dispose of some of the Guernsey cattle 

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this fall. m r. Montague proposes to place four old cows, 
which have made high records and are of excellent breed- 
ing upon Mr. G-askill's farm near the college. This will 
make possible the return to the College herd of all 
heifer calves and ^r . (iaskill will have the milk and the 
bull calves in payment for keeping the cattle. 1 t was 

VOTED : To approve Mr. Montague's propossl as out- 
lined above. 

Mr. Montague reported concerning the project 
to exchange the present stallion for a younger horse. 
He believes arrangements can be made so that such an ex- 
change will not cost the College anything and the Com- 
mission on Administration and finance has approved such 
an exchange. 

It has been a policy of the college in the 
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pay a bonus out of prize winnings to those attendants 
who are largely responsible for fitting winning cattle. 
Only recently the policy on the part of the uollege has 
"been questioned and -^r. Montague wished to know the 
attitude of the Trustees in this connection, it was 



VOTED ; -"-hat it be a principle of the livestock 

exhibition policy of the uollege to reward 
attendants who are largely responsible for 
fitting prize winning animals with some pay- 
ment out of the prize winnings, the amount 
in each case to be decided by the ^resident 
and the Superintendent of the irarm. 

j-he -^resident discussed with the uommittee the 

policy of the uollege in selling farm products, ne 

stated that he understands the policy to be that the 

College does not grow products merely for the sake of 

selling them but for research and educational purposes 

only. lhe products thus produced may be sold in town 

or elsewhere at not less than the prevailing price. The 

College can, however, sell such products to members of' 

its own staff at any reasonable price which it wishes to 

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■Boston, Mass* » Sept. 27, 1928, 6:00 p.ifu 

PRESENT : Trustees wheeler, Thatcher, Pollard, 
Gerrett. Ellis, Richardson, uowditch. 
Treasurer Aenney was also present. 

In the absence of chairman Clark, Trustee Ellis 
was nominated temporary chairman. 

■treasurer ^enney presented a request from 

Assistant-Professor Alexander for the privilege of a 

right of way upon College land situated in the northerly 

portion of the former .brooks' farm land and extending to 

a "building lot which he expects to "buy. it was 

VOTED; To authorize the President and the Treasurer 
to grant such a right of way in the name of 
the Trustees if after conference with the 
Attorney-G-eneral this seems tdvisable. 

The Committee considered the iiuoget for 

Maintenance for the year 1928-29. There was expression 

of the need and 'desirability of increasing the salary 

of the Treasurer and it was 

VOTED: io recommend, to the Governor and his Coun- 
cil if necessary, that the position of the 
College Treasurer be reclassified so as to 
permit a salary of ^5,000 per annum. 

in considering the budget as a whole, it was 
pointed out by the President that of the $93,667.00 in- 
crease involved in the proposal submitted, $45,223.00 are 
necessary to carry increases in personal service items 
already granted and to which the College and the State 
are committed. $17,100*00 in addition is to cover 
increases in the cost of the Control Service and will be 
offset by increases in revenue. Unly $6,916.00 is re- 
quested for salary increases for the ensuing year. 



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53,090.00 represents an increase for new positions and 
$21,338.00 is recommended in addition to the sum appropri 
ated last year for (ieneral Maintenance. After the con- 
sideration of Committee recommendations in regard to the 
.budget and discussion concerning it, it was 

VOTED : to refer this .budget including requests of 
^719,139.00 for Personal Service a'nd 
£326,388.00 for Maintenance, totaling 
51,045,527.00 to the .tsoard of Trustees 
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HDIU TE3 OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE £^3£ITTEE ON FACULTY 

AND PROGRA M OF STUDY 
Hotel Bellevue, Boston, Jan. 8, 1929 



The Committee convened at 12:30 



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PRESENT : Trustees Dewey, Chandler, Gannon, Bacon, 
President Thatcher. 

President Thatcher presented the following 

resignations and new appointments and it was 

VOTED: To approve these. 

Res ignations 

Ralnh W. Redman, Assistant Director, Extension Service, 
November 30, 1928 

Hew Appointments 

Joseph S. Butts, Instructor in Chemistry, October 1, 1928, 

$1,800 
Ralph '//. Donaldson, Extension Specialist in Agronomy, 

November 14, 1928, $3,600 
William h. Tague, Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Engineering, January 1, 1929, $2,22 

He reported to the Trustees the absence of 

Professor Peters who has been absent from duty since last 

spring on account of illness and whose absence will have 

to continue for the same reason for some time in the 

future. It was 

VOTED ; To approve the continuation of Dr. Peters' 

leave of absence with pay on account of ill- 
ness subject to further action by this Com- 
mi ttee. 

The President reported to the Committee the 
situation with regard to the granting of the B.V.A. degrei 
The College has had a tentative agreement with the Divi- 
sion of Vocational Education of the State Department of 
Education, by which it has given a five year trial to 



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Professor 
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admitting students from vocational agricultural schools 
and vocational agricultural departments in high schools 
upon the recommends t ion of the Division of Vocational 
Education without requiring the usual entrance prepara- 
tion, and has granted the B.V.A. degree to persons com- 
pleting a course of study following such entrance. Upon 
his recommendation it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees the 

continuance of this practice according to the 
plan attached hereto. 

The President presented a request from 

Professor Patterson that he "be granted leave of absence 

with pay during the spring term of this year for the 

purpose of professional improvement by travel. Upon 

motiong "by Mr. Bacon it was 

VOTED : To approve Professor Patterson's request for 

a leave of absence during the spring term witjh 
pay in order that he may take advantange of 
this opportunity for professional improvement. 

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Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 8, 192 9 
The Committee convened at 2:15 p.m. with Chair- 
man Chandler presiding. 

PRESENT ? Trustees Chandler, Dewey, Gannon, Frost, 
Bowditch, President Thatcher. Iir . S. R. 
Parker was also present representing 
Director Munson* 

Mr. Parker presented to the Committee for 
Director Munson a r export of the work of the Extension 
Service, he urged the need for the two new positions 
requested in the current budget, those of Extension 
Specialist in Agricultural Engineering and Extension 
Specialist in Plant Pathology. President Thatcher stated 
in this connection that the Budget Commissioner does not 
propose to include funds for these new positions in his 
recommendation and that the matter will have to he taken 
to the Legislative Committee at the time of the hearing 
upon the college budget. 

President Thatcher asked the advice of the Com- 
mittee as to the advisability of continuing the publica- 
tion of the Massachusetts Agricultural Review as a publi- 
city organ of the Institution. It was a question as to 
whether or not this sort of publication gives as effective 
publicity as a clip service to the press. It seemed to 

be the opinion of the Committee that a regular service to 
the newspapers offers better opportunities for publicity. 



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The question was raised as to the policy of the 
College in answering requests from commercial firms for 
members of the College staff to "broadcast "by radio talks 
under the auspices of these commercial firms. 

It was 

VOTED t 'J-'o refer to the President the matter of 

formulating an institutial policy in this 
connection. 

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MIJITJTES OF TK3 MEETING OF THE TRTJ3TEE Cpv^rPTEE ON EARI.: 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 8, 1929 

The Committee convened at 3 p.m. with Chairman 

Bo wd itch presiding » 

PRE"3E~~T : Trustees Bowditch, Richardson, Gerrett, 
Russell, President Thatcher. There were 
also present Messrs. Sievers, Frandsen, 
Kenney and Montague. 

Mr. Montague, Farm Superintendent, reported to 
the Committee concerning the work which has "been carried 
on during the year in the project to eradicate contagious 
abortion from the College herd. 

Mr. Montague reported that at present the Farm 
is rnaintaing more animals than the policy stated "by the 
Trustee Committee authorizes. The problem is the dis- 
position of surplus animals. In order to "best handle 
this disposition the Faculty Committee recommends that 
the "best breeding cows which are positive reactors be 
segregated from the rest of the herd and kept until their 
usefulness as breeding stock is past. In order to do this 
it will be necessary to provide new quarters for the posi- 
tive reactors and to keep the present dairy farm for 
negative stock only. The Committee proposes to make 
available for this isolation stable the basement in the 
Brooks' Farm barn. The necessary construction in this 
connection is estimated to cost $3600. Upon motion duly 
seconded it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
a special item be added to the budget in 
the amount of (33600 with which to undertake 
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Mr* Montague reported concerning the general 



Live Stock farm operations of the year and . emphasized the urgent 
Rep Is c = ': s 

need of stock replacements which he estimates will cost 

04400 as a minimum. 

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Motel .Bellevue, Boston, Jan. 8, 1929 

MI NUTES OF MEETING OP THE . TRUSTED COLIKITTEE 

PIT EXPERIMENT STATION 
The Committee convened at 4:10 p.m. with Chair- 
man Preston presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Preston, Gilbert, tfrost, Chandler 
Richardson, Russell, President Thatcher. 
Director Siegers was also present. 

Director Sievers reported concerning the work 
of the Experiment Station. 

He explained that this is a "brief outline re- 
port and that the full report of the Experiment Station 
would he issued in the near future as the "biennial re- 
port of the director of the station. 

There was a discussion of the advisability of Annual or 

Biennial 
chanding from the "biennial to the annual report system Report 

and it was the unanimous opinion of the Committee that 

an annual report is more desirable. 

The Director explained the difficult situation 

I Purnell 
broung about by the present classification of the intea?- Expenditures 

departmental expenditures of Purnell funds and it was 

the suggestion of the Committee that the matter be taken 

up with the Comptroller to try to make an adjustment 

which will overcome the present difficulty. 

The Director reported that he feels an outstand- 

ing need of the Experiment Station for some provision f or j Meed for 

Professional 
professional improvement of the staff and suggested the 



possibility of granting leaves of absence on one-half 
salary with the plan of hiring a substitute to fill the 



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committee position during such absence at about one-half the 
salary rate of the regular incumbent. Mr. Frost 
suggested the possibility of exchanging services with 
another institution. 

President Thatcher asked the Committee if it 



had any knowledge of the proposal of eastern florists to 
submit a bill to the Legislature requesting an appropria- 
tion to carry on research work in floriculture at the 
Market Garden Field Station at Waltham. Mo member of the 
Committee had been directly approached in the matter and 
it is apparent that the project has not been officially 
presented to the authorities of the College. 

There was a discussion of the work of the 
Cranberry Field Station and it was 

VOTED ; That the Director and the Chairman of the 
Committee be authorized to arrange for a 
meeting of the Committee at the Station at 
an appropriate time next summer. 

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Hotel Bellevue, Boston, January 8, 1929 

The Committee convened at 5 p.m. with Chairman 

Frost presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Jj'rost, Chandler, Preston, Russell, 
President Thatcher. Professor ".Vaugh was 
also present. 

Professor Waugh presented a written report of 
the work of the Division of Horticulture. In this re- 
port he emphasized the "building needs of the Division. 
These are a packing shed at Fisher Laboratory, more room 
for the Department of Landscape Gardening, and more green- 
house space for the Department of Floriculture. He 
suggested the possibility of reconstructing the Stockbridge 
louse to take care of the needs of the Department of Land- 
scape Gardening. On motion made and duly seconded it was 
VOTED: To authorize President Thatcher and Professor 



Report of Head 
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Meeting at 



7/augh to arrange for a meeting of the Com- 
mittee at the College early in the spring to Amherst 
study the "building needs of the Division. 



President Thatcher raised a question with the 
Committee as to the advisability of having a standing com- 
mittee of the Trustees responsible for the work of the 
Market Garden Field Station at 7/altham. . It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
the Committee on Horticulture be made 
responsible for the Market Garden Field Sta- 
tion. 

Mhe meeting adjourned at 6 p.m. 



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:~U7ES OP THE MEETING OF T2S TRUSTEE COM ITT3E Cl r F:::A; T Xi 



Hotel .Bellevue, January 3, 192f 

The Committee convened at 6:15 p.m. Mr. 

Gerrett was appointed temporary Chairman. 

PRESET i Trustees Gerrett, Bowditch, Richardson, 
President Thatcher. Mr. Kenney was also 
present. 

President Thatcher reporUconceming his con- 
ference with Budget Commissioner Raymond. He believes 
that the Commissioner will recommend a budget for the 
College quite adequate to care for the institution dur- 
ing the current year on the approximate basis of last 
year with sufficient increases to care for increases in 
salary granted then and probably the one new position of 
instructor in landscape gardening. Cur request for new 
"positions will have to be presented to the Committee on 
fays and Means at our hearing before them. 

The bill for annual dues at the Boston City 

Club for President Thatcher was called to the attention 

of the Committee and it was 

VOTED : To pay these dues from the Sessions Trust 
Fund . 

Treasurer Kenney presented his annual report 

showing State appropriations for the year ending ITovenber 

30, 1923 of 5^53,642.02. State appropriations for special 

construction during the same year were "106,031.78. 

Federal appropriations were £206,291.94, making a total 

amount available for the year $1,271,015.74. Total 

amount expended including refunds was '1,187,059.97, 



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leaving a "balance of £83, 955*77. of this amount 
$51,264.86 is Federal funds and the fiscal year for these 
funds does not close until June 30. Of the remaining 
"balance $13,739.35 is special appropriation funds, 
£18,951.56 current expense. Of this latter $14,394.28 is 
the "balance of our fuel account and is carried forward 
for the purchase of coal up to April 1, 1929. There is a 
"balance of $3,557.28 for which we have outstanding orders 
amounting to £2,769.56 leaving an unexpended "balance of 
$787.92. 

The Treas-.-.rer also presented a report of trust 
funds and the dining hall fund. 

He stated that the State Auditor had suggested 
that the Trustee Committee authorize the transfer of cer- 
tain earnings to the principal in the case of certain 
trust funds. In accordance with this suggestion the 
following actions were taken* It was 

VOTED ; That |4,000 "be added from earnings to the 
principal of the endowed labor fund. 

1 1 wa s 

VOTED : That §1,000 "be added to the principal of the 
siting Street fund. 

It was 

VOTED ; That $6,000 he added to the principal of the 
Hill fund. 



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VOTED; That $500 be added to the principal of the 
Oassett Scholarship fund. 

It was 

VOTED ; That $1,000 "be added to the principal of the 
D. K. Bangs fund. 



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The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. 




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MISUSES Qif THU3T3S COMMITTEE Oil HORTICULTURE 
President's Office, April 4, 1929, 2:00 P.M. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Frost, Chandler, Kussell, 
v/hitmore and President Thatcher; Treasurer 
Kenney and Professor Y/augh. 



President Thatcher reported concerning the 
status of the proposed leigslstion to establish investi- 
gations in floriculture at the Market Garden Field Sta- 
tion at Yfaltham. Mr. Frost suggested that some of the 
persons particularly interested in this project should "be 
seen and the present situation explained to them. It was 

VOTED : That the matter of explaining the situation 
with regard to this "bill to those interested 
should be left with the Chairman. 

There was a discussion of the location of the 
new Horticultural Manufactures Building and the needs of 
the Division of Horticulture for new "buildings and equip- 
ment. The Committee made an inspection of the proposed 
location of the Horticultural Manufactures Building and 

VO MED : To recommend to the Trustees that this "build- 
ing "be located on the east side of the campus 
east of the horticultural service "buildings, 
south of the Infirmary and north of the 
President's drive. 

The Committee inspected the packing and storage 

house, ifisher Laboratory, and upon the recommendation of 

the Department 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that additional 
space "be provided "by enlargement of Wisher 
Laboratory. 

Professor 7/augh set forth the needs of the De- 
partment of Landscape Gardening for additi nal space in 
connection with other needs of the Division. 



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The Committee inspected the old Stockbridge 
House to investigate the possibility of making use of this 
"building for instruction purposes. 

After consideration of the needs of the several 

Departments of the Division of Horticulture, it was 

YQ^D ? That it is the sense of this Committee that 
a study should be made of the possibility of 
using the Stockbridge House for housing the 
department of Landscape Gardening. 

The Committee also inspected the greenhouses of 

the Division and seemed to be of the opinion that the old 

Taft range should be taken down in the near future. It 



was 



V0T5D ; i'o recommend to the Trustees that provision 

for additional greenhouse space be made in tl 
five-year building program now under con- 
sideration. 



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MINUTES OF LIESTIflCi Off THE TKUSTES COMMITTEE 

J2M -BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

President's Office, Amherst, Mass., April 11, 1929 

The meeting convened at 9:45 a.m. with Chairman 

Ellis presiding. 

PKESENT : Trustees Ellis, Preston, Whitmore, Gerrett 
President Thatcher, treasurer Kenney was 
also present.. 

Upon the recommendation of the Department of 

Home Economics, it was 

VOTED : to name the new Home Economics Practice 
House, "The Homestead". 

President Thatcher reported concerning the fundp 
which have "been made available "by special appropriations 
for new construction at the College. He described the 
situation with regard to the request of florists for 
funds for the establishment of f loricultural research at 
the Market Garden Field Station at Waltham. He also ex- 
plained that in the Budget Commissioner's estimates had 
"been included an item of $15,000 for fireproofing the 
Library. Since the President had felt this inadequate, h 
had asked that it be removed end it its place certain 
other smaller items substituted. 

It was then 

VOTED : To authorize Treasurer Kenney to negotiate 

with Mr. Ritchie to supply architect's plans 
for the Horticultural Manufactures Building. 

It v/as 

VOTED: That the President and Treasurer be author- 
ized to arrange with Mr. Markuson for 
architects drawings for the Abattoir. 



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It was 

VOTED ; That the funds provided for the construction 
of new roads "be expended under the super- 
vision of the Treasurer. 

There was a discussion concerning the construc- 
tion of other buildings for which funds are provided; in- 
cluding tiling of the milk receiving room in Flint labora 
tory, erection of garages, poultry house, nevr~constructiofri 
at Brooks T Farm "barn, and it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to proceed with 
the construction of each of these items 
using the regular College employees in doing 
so. 

It wa^s 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to expend the 

special appropriation of $800 for completion 
of construction work at the new Home 
Economics Practice House* 

There was a discussion of the location of 
various "buildings to "be constructed and the Committee in- 
spected various sites. It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to construct a 

two-car garage at the Power Plant and a four 
car garage at the farm barn. 

It was 

VOTED : To construct the abattoir as an addition to 
the west side of Grinnell Arena as 
originally planned. 

it was 

VOTED : To expend the $1000 available in replacement 

funds for the construction of cement walks 

in continuing the cement walk across the 

Ravine and in front of Draper Hall. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the recommendation of the Trustee 
Committee on Horticulture that the new Horti 
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on the east side of the campus, east of the 
Horticultural Service .Building, south of the 
Infirmary and north of the President's Drive. 

President Thatcher explained to the Committee 

a project for the use of funis from the Admiral Barber 

gift for the construction of tennis courts. The Committe 

investigated the proposed site of these tennis courts 

west of the Drill Hall and it was 

VOTED: To approve the proposal to locate the first 
three of a series of tennis courts directly 
to the west of the Drill Hall* 

The Committee considered the recommendation of 

the Trustee Committee on Horticulture that a study "be 

made of the possibility of using Stockbridge House for 

housing the Department of Landscape Gardening and it was 

VOTED : To appoint the President, Treasurer and 

Professor V/augh as a Committee to investi- 
gate this propostion. 

President Thatcher told the Committee of the 
request which has "been received from the Commission on 
Administration and finance that the Trustees prepare a 
five-year "building program for the College since it is 
expected that the State will complete its present five- 
year "building progra next year. He described to the 
Committee the needs of the College as they have appeared 
to him and offered suggestions as to procedure in planning 
this five-year "building program. The President first 
stated his conviction that the development of a "building 
plan for the College should "be a Trustee function rather 
than the President's or any administrative officer's of 
the College since the Trustees are a continuing "body and 



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can maintain a consistent policy. 

In the President l s opinion, the first need of 
the Institution is for dormitories to house students. He 
raised a question here as to whether these should "be pro- 
vided by State appropriation or "by other means and des- 
cribed the methods in Minnesota, Wisconsin and .Nebraska 
where dormitories are provided by private funds on an in- 
vestment basis. He feels that if a dormitory is placed in 
our building program for State appropriation it may block 
he whole program since he feels that State officials are 
not in sympathy with the proposal. 

The next urgent need of the College is for a 
Physical Education building and the President feels that 
this should continue to be a project of the Alumni and not 

De included in the Trustees* presentation of a five-year 
building program.- 

Better library facilities should probably be 
first in our program of construction by the State. The 
need is apparently for more adequate study facilities than 
for more space for storage of books. The question is 
whether these facilities should be provided by addition 
to the present building or whether the Trustees should 
ask for a new building. 

The President feels that the College should have 
an administration building and that this should be in- 
cluded in the five-year building program. If such a 
uilding were provided, space would be liberated, by re- 
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would "be very useful. All of South College could then 
"be made into a dormitory to house perhaps 120 men* The 
East Experiment Station could probably "be made into a 
very satisfactory Home Economics laboratory* 

There is also need for a recitation "building to 
give suitable quarters to four or five Departments which 
are now scattered over the campus. In the last "building 
program the administration building and recitation build- 
ing v/ere combined into one item. The President favors 
separate buildings and proposes this question for con- 
sideration by the Committee. 

The Landscape Gardening course has enrolled the 
largest number of students of any major course on the 
campus and has completely outgrown its present quarters. 
Some provision must be made for it. The Committee on 
Horticulture considered this problem and recommended that 
sutdy be made of the possibility of utilizing the Stock- 
bridge house for this purpose. Professor 7/augh favors 
this plan and it does, without doubt, offer a suggestion 
which should be carefully investigated. 

Additional greenhouse space is needed by the 
Departments of floriculture and Vegetable Gardening and 
the Trustee Committee on Horticulture has recommended 
that this be provided in the next building program* 

Home Economics teaching on the campus is 
scattered among several buildings and not adequately 
housed. The Department should be brought together into 
one building. This will require either a new building 



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or utilization of a present one which may "be vacated. 
The President has in mind the possibility of utilizing 
the East Experiment Station provided an administration 
"building can "be constructed which will house the Experi- 
ment Station administration offices. 

The Department of Physics greatly needs "better 
quarters and the President suggests he completion of the 
Microbiology "building for this purpose. 

In the last huilding program an item was in- 
cluded for enlarging Clark Hall for the Department of 
Botany. The President raised the question as to whether 
this is necessary. He has a feeling that the College is 
adequately provided with laboratory space for many more 
students than v;e have here and that there is a real 
question as to whether it is necessary to provide this 
additional laboratory space. He feels that the needs of 
several Departments including those of Botany can be met 
by a rearrangement of the schedule just as well as by in- 
creasing the size of this building. 

The President proposed that the several mis- 
cellaneous small items which will be needed in the next 
five years be grouped as one item in the progran • These 
include additional space at wisher laboratory; house for 
engineer; house for Horticultural foreman; new steam and 
service lines; roads; better fire protection; remodeling 
of vacated buildings. 

The President feels that we could make better 
uee of our present men's dormitory facilities and 
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renovated so that it will house approximately 70 men. 

The question of the needs for additional 
dormijtory facilities for women students was raised by 
the President. Ee expressed his opinion that there is 
not a wide interest among prospective women students in 
the course which this College offers and that present 
facilities will he adequate for the next five years or 
more. He feels that it is wholly a question of the 
course of study. So long as that remains as it is now, 
he feels that our enrollment in women students will not 
grow very much. If the scope of the College should he 
changed and a more liberal course offered, there would 
undoubtedly be a considerable growth in the enrollment 
of women students. 

In the discussion which followed, Mr. Whitmore 
suggested. that the Physical Education Building be listed 
in the five-year building program as an urgent need 
with the explanation that it is expected that it will be 
provided through the efforts of the Alumni • 

it v/as suggested that approximate cost figures 
be secured for the various items proposed by the Presi- 



dent. 



It was decided that the various members of the 



Committee will consider this proposition of a building 
program in preparation for definite action at the next 
meeting of the Committee. It was proposed that the Com- 
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High School Day exercises and it was left with the 
President to fix the definite time for this meeting. It 
seemed to he the sentiment of the Committee that there 
should he a meeting of the full Board of Trustees the 
latter part of Hay to pass upon this "building program. 
The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m. 



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President's Office, May 16, 1929 

The meeting convened at 10:15 a.m. with Trustee 

Bowditch presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees .Bowditcfc, Ellis, Gerrett, Presi- 
dent Thatcher, Director Sievers, Mr. 
Montague. 

The Committee heard the report of Er. Montague 
concerning results of the ggglutination test in the 
College herd. The Committee visited the "barns to in- 
spect the herd and also visited the .Brooks' Farm i3arn 
where it is proposed to build a temporary dairy stable 
ere positive reactors to the agglutination test may "be 



isolated. 



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MINUTES OF FETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
~~ ■ " -BUILDINGS & GROUNDS 

President's Office, May 16, 1929 

The meeting convened at 2:00 p.m. with. Trustee 

Ellis presiding* 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Whitmore, Presi- 
dent Thatcher, Mr. Kenney. Trustees 
J3owdit.cn and Richardson were present for 
a short time at the "beginning of the meet- 
ing. 

The minutes of the preceding meeting were ap- 
proved without reading. President Thatcher made a general 
statement of factors to he considered in planning the five 
year "building program, which was the "business of the meet- 
ing. He raised as the first question to he decided whethe 
or not a new dormitory should he included in the "building 
program to he sent to the State House. He also pointed 
out that this question involved consideration of the 
women 1 s needs as well as those of the men. He reminded 
the Committee of the proposal which he formerly made that 
the construction of dormitories he financed "by corporate 
organization rather than State funds. 

The Committee passed on to consideration of the 
various items proposed to make up the five-year building 
program to he submitted to the Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance. These items v/ere listed as follows: 



1. Administration Building \ 
2 • Library 

3. Recitation Building 

4. Remodeling North College 

5. Remodeling South College 

6. Building for Landscape Archi- 

tecture 

7. Home Economics Laboratory 

8. Packing room addition at 

Fisher Laboratory 



150,000 or $150,000 
150,000 250,000 

150, Q00 
30,000 30,000 

25,000 60,000 



36,000 
61,000 

8,000 



70,000 
61,000 

8,000 



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9. House for Horticultural 

Foreman $6,000 

10 • Greenhouses for Floricul- 
ture and Vegetable Garden- 
ing 45,000 45,000 

11. Physics Laboratory addition 
to Microbiology Building 150,000 150,000 

12. Mew Steam and Service Lines50,000 50,000 

13. New roads 40,000 40,000 

14. Better Fire Protection 50,000 50,000 

15. Addition to Dining Hall 15,000 15,000 

$814,000 $1,127,000 

In discussing the various items listed above, 

the -President pointed out that the construction of an Ad« 

ministration Building would liberate South College for 

other uses and also the East Experiment Station. The first 

plan was to make the whole of the South College building 

into dormitory rooms but the fact that the north wing has 

never been used for this purpose and was originally con- 

•inistrationstructed for classroom purposes has led to the conviction 

Building 

that it would be better to make only the south portion of 
the building into dormitory rooms and make the north wing 
into a recitation building which the President feels would 
obviate the need of including a separate recitation build 
ing in this five year program. 

The remodeling and renovating of North College 
and South College for dormitories and the recitation builds 
ing would provide accommodation for 120 students or about 
60 more than these tv/o buildings now accommodate. 

The President pointed out the need for better 
Library facilities as one of the more important to be con- 
sidered at this time. He raised the question as to whether 
it is best to provide facilities for a long period or to 
meet the immediate needs by smaller appropriations. 



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The ^36,000 indicated for a Landscape Architect 
Building contemplates renovation of the Stockbridge House 
and additions thereto. The §70,000 item is for an entire- 
ly new "building for this Department. One of these two 
alternatives must "be chosen; the President "believes. 

The item for a home Economics Laboratory con- 
templates the alteration and addition to the East Experi- 
ment Station "building when that should "be vacated "by mov- 
ing the offices to a new Administration "building. 

ny of the steam and other service lines are 
very old, some of them "being in service thirty years and 
more, and it is inevitable that some of these Y/ill have 
to be replaced within the next few years* 

Item 14 contemplates the laying of an 8-inch 

water main around the campus in place of the present 6- 

inch main. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Board of Trustees the 

15 items listed above, totaling £814,000 as 
the 5-year building program of the College 
to be submitted to the Commission on Admin- 
istration and finance in response to the re- 
quest from that Commission. 

It was suggested "by Mr. Gerrett and generally 
agreed that the President and members of the Committee 
should give further thought to the proposal with the underr 
standing that changes may be made prior to the meeting of 
the Board if these seem advisable. 

The Committee suggested that President Thatcher 
explain to the Board of Trustees at its next meeting the 
various plans which he has proposed for financing the 



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building of dormitories on the campus. 

The Treasurer recommended that right of way to 
the College sewerage system be granted to the sew resi- 
dences "being constructed on iiutterfield Terrace adjoining 



the c ampus • 
VOTED: 



It was 

To recommend to the Trustees that a right of 

ed to the new residents of the 
north end of Butte rfi eld Terrace to connect 
their sewer lines with the College sewer with 
the understanding that the College may con- 
nect up to this extension in the future if it 
so desires. 



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MIMJTES OP MEETING O . Jj' TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
. BUILD DIG 3 AND GROUNDS 

Presidents Office, Amherst, 10 A.M., July 13, 1929 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Prost, Gerrett, Whitmore, 
President Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney* 

Bids were opened for the contruction of the Bids for 

Construction 
horticultural manufactures "building. During the considerf Horticultural 

Manufactures 

ation of this matter, Professor Chenoweth, Head of the Building 

Department of Horticultural Manufactures, and Mr. Brown, 
representing the architect were present. Bids were sub- 
mitted "by eight construction firms, the lowest "being, 
$65,600 and the highest ,000. The funds available for 
the construction of the "building amount to only $55,000. 
It was, therefore 

VOTED : To reject all "bids. 

Professor Chenoweth and the architect were in- 
structed to revise the plans and specifications so that 
they may "be re- submit ted for new "bids with the prospect 
of securing "bids within the amount of funds available. 
This will involve a reduction in specifications. 

Treasurer Kenney submitted a form of general 

contract with an architect to "be used in the future in 

negotiating for plans of "buildings. It was 

VOTED : That the plan "be referred to the Attorney 
General for his comments. 

President Thatcher explained that "by action of 

the Legislature $15,000 is now available for the purchase 

of equipment with which to carry on horticultural research 

at the Market Garden .field Station at Walt ham. Professor 

Koon has submitted the following proposal for the use of 



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these funds: 

5,500 ■ 
2,100 . 
1,500 
<3,000 

1,500 
700 

650 

150 



- 7,500 

- up 

• 4,800 



Greenhouse - 30 x 100 

Keating unit 

Constant temperature chamber 

Laboratories (remodeling present 

"building ) 
Fumigating chamber 
Supplies (Lab. 5c office equipment 

and f urni shings J 
Extras and Labor (excavating, grading 

Hauling sand, gravel, etc* 
Fuel 



15,000 



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VOTED : To authorize the erection at the Market 

Garden Field Station of a greenhouse 30 "by 
100 feet for f loricultural investigations. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the drawing of plans for addi- 
tions to the laboratory at the Market Garden 
Field Station* 

It was suggested that Mr. Dougherty of Y/altham 
be approached in the matter of the services of an archi- 
tect in view of the past services which he has rendered 
to the Field Station free of charge. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the securing of bids for a new 
heating unit at the Market Garden Field 
Station. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the preparation of plans for a 
constant temperature chamber and a fumigat- 
ing chamber at the Market Garden Field Statib 

The Treasurer submitted plans for the proposed 

new abattoir and it was 

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The Committee visited the site of the proposed 

new road and walk "between South College and the Dining 

Hall. After considering various locations, it was 

VOTED : To locate the walk inside the tree "belt 
according to the blue line on Professor 
Harrison's chart and to take out the spruce 
tree in front of North College* 

The meeting adjourned at 12:20 P. M. 



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MINUTES OP MEETING OP TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS 

AND GKOUNDS 

President's Office, Amherst, lOrOO A.M., Aug. 31, 1929 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Whitmore, Mr. 

Kenney. Professor Chenoweth, Mr. Ritchie, 
and Mr. Jewett were also present* 

Bids were opened for the construction of the 
Horticultural Manufactures Building according to revised 
plans. These were received from eleven contractors. Two 
of these, however, did not have certified check included 
a3 required, and it was 

VOTED : To rejct these "bids. 

It was 

VOTED : To award the contract for the construction of 
the Horticultural Manufactures Building to 
D. A. Sullivan & Sons on their "base hid of 
§50,393. 

The meeting) adjourned a£ 1:00 p.m. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTE E ON 

EXT ENSION SERVICE 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 25, 1929, 2 P.M. 

PRESE NT : Trustees Gannon, Griggs, Miss Arnold, 

President Thatcher; Director Munson was 
also present. 

In the absence of Mr. Chandler, Dr. Gannon was 
nominated temporary Chairman. 

; President Thatcher explained to the Committee 
the new form in which the budget was presented. 

Director Munson explained the various items 
constituting the proposed budget for the Extension Ser- 
vice for the ensuing year. This budget calls for a 
State appropriation of $106,655. and Federal appropriation 
of |59,305., or a total of $145,960. as compared with the 
total appropriation of $132,048. of the current year. 
This means an increase from all funds of $13,912., and an 
increase from State funds of $13,515. It was 

VOTKD: To recommend to the Finance Committee for 

approval the budget as proposed by Director 
Munson. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COT'HITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT STATION 

Hotel Belleyue, Boston, September 25, 1929, 3 P.M. 

The Chairman, Mr. Preston, presided. 

PRES ENT: Trustees Preston, Russell, Miss Arnold, 

President Thatcher. Director Sievers was 
also present. 

President Thatcher explained to the Committee 
the new form in which the budget was presented. He also 
explained that because of increasing Federal funds the 
State Experiment Station budget has not been increased 
for five year. 

Director Sievers explained the various items in 
the proposed budget which total S214,495. as compared with 
f 192, 700. appropriated for the current year or an increase 
of $21,795. from all funds. This budget involves in- 
creased askings of State funds amounting to $13,345. and 
increased Federal appropriation of $7,950. It was 

VOTED: To recommend this budget as proposed by 

Director Sievers to the Finance Committee 
for approval. 

Mr. Russell suggested that the Experiment Sta- 
tion undertake a study of the problem of eliminating soot 
and creosote formations in chimneys. These formations 
constitute a grave fire hazard on all farms and he feels 
that some economical method of eliminating them would be 
very beneficial to farmers. 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTE E COMM ITTEE ON BUILD ING S AND GROUNDS 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 25, 1929 

The meeting convened at 4 P.M. with Trustee 

Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Preston, Whitmore, 
Gerrett, President Thatcher. Treasurer 
Kenney was also present. 

President Thatcher told the Committee of the 
conference which he has recently had with Commissioner 
Howard relative to the five-year building program proDose 
by the Trustees last spring. The Commissioner is favor- 
ably impressed by the program as presented except that 
he does not approve wooden construction for State build- 
ings and, therefore, is not in sympathy with the pro- 

Dsal to remodel Stockbridge House for a Landscape Garden 
ing laboratory. He expects to begin the five-year "oro- 
gram in 1930 and would be in favor of starting the 
College progr fireproof ing the Library and building 
two wi :gs for additional space at an estimated total cost 
of $175,000. 

The President discussed trie possible effect 
which the Physical Education Building project nay have 
upon the building program. It is row nroposed by the 
Physical Education Building Committee to seek State aid 
for this bui] ig in 1930. The Trustees should decide 
whether they will authorize the Committee to nroc.eed on 
this basis or whether they wish to put off the Physical 
Educi i project for the sak of the Librar project. 
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in one year. 

The President told the Committee that he, 

persona3.lv, was in favor of giving preference to the 

Physical Education Building proiect this year. Mr, 

Whitmore spoke in favor of giving preference to the 

Physical Education Building project. It was 

VOTED; To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
the Alumni Committee on Physical Education 
Building be authorised to ask the support of 
the Governor for the inclusion in the oudget 
for special items for 1930 of the balance 
needed to erect the Physical Education Build 
ing and that the amount thus requested be 
one not to exceed $250,000 on the basis of 
a total maximum cost of £375,000 of which 
the Alumni oropose to raise $125,000. 

The Committee considered the oudget for special 

appropriations for the ensuing year and it was 



VOTED: 



.To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
the budget for special appropriations for 
1930 consist of the following items: 

1. Physical Education Building . f '?50,000 
(Provided the Governor will 
support the proposal) 

Librarv additions and fire- 175,000 
proofing (, Provided the 
Governor s not approve the 
Physical Education Building 
or provided he will suprjort 
the inclusion of both items) 



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3. 

4. 
5. 



Remddeling of North College 
Dormitorv 



30,000 



Ldition to Fisher Laboratory 8,000 
Road Construction <$ 10,000 



The President presented the prooosa] of the 
Amherst Water Company to buy a tract of land from the 
College on which to erect a water tower, the considera- 



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committee tion o e i rig that the W at er Company will lay a new pipe 
line to the camvus for fire protection. It was 



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VOTED; To recommend to the Trustees that the Presi- 
dent and the Treasurer of the College be 
authorized to netition the Legislature in 
the name of the Trustees for authority to 
convey to the Amherst Water Company a cer- 
tain tract of land about one-hundred feet 
square fronting on East Pleasant Street for 
the purpose of erecting thereon a water 
tower. 

It was decided that there should be a meeting 

of the Committee early in Novemoer to consider the matter 

of plans for the erection of dormitories by funds other 

than direct State appropriation. President Thatcher was 

asked to nrenare material for consideration at this meet- 



ing 



Construction 
at Market 
Garde::: Field 
Station 



It was 

SEOTED ; To authorize the Treasurer to advertise for 
bids for the construction of greenhouses 
and additions to the laboratory at the 
Market Garden Field Station on account of 

)propri .at ions made by the Legislature for 
the current year. 



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MINUTE S OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 25, 1929, S P.M. 

The Chairman, Mr. Gerrett, presided. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Gerrett, Ellis, Bowditch, Frost, 
Griggs, President Thatcher. Treasurer 
Kenney was also present. 

President Thatcher explained the new form in 
which the budget was presented and pointed out that the 
proposal involves a total estimate of $1,373,965. as com- 
pared with $1,297,128. current appropriation. Of these 
amounts, $1,061,400. is the estimate from State funds for 
1930 as compared with $992,910 appropriated in 1929. 
Federal funis are increased from $164,953 in 1929 to 
$173,305 in }.930. The total requested increase is 
$76,337 of which $63,490 is from State funds. The 
recommendations of the Trustee Committees on Extension 
Service and Experiment Station that the budget for these 
two enterprises be approved as presented was received. 

The following reductions in budget estimates 
were male by the Committee. The estimate for Productive 
Departments (F) $113,710 was reduced to $103,710 with the 
understanding that the budget for the Farm oe not in- 
creased. 

The estimate for Teaching Departments for 
College Instruction (K) was reduced from $239,705 to 
$287,705. The estimate for the Extension Service was re- 
duced from $145,930 to $142,960. 

The total reduction of $10,000 thus reduced the 
estimates from State funds from $1,061,400 to $1,051,400 
an increase of $53,490 over the appropriation of the 



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current year. It was 

VOTED ; To recommend, to the Soar:! of Trustees as the 
budget for Maintenance for the fiscal year 
1929-30 this budget totaling $1,051,400 from 
State funds ana $173,305 from Federal funds. 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 3UILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Market Garden Field Station, Waltham, 

October 16, 1929, 11 A.M. 

Trustee Ellis presided. 

SENT ; Trustees Ellis, Preston, Mr. Kenney, 
Professor Thayer, Professor K>on, Mr. 
Decrosey, Mr. Dougherty, architect. 

Bids were oaen for the construction of a green- 
house 30 x 100 at the Market Garden Field Station. These 
Construction 

were received from five firms. On the basis of these, it 

was 

VOTED : ^o -ward the contract for the construction of 
this greenhouse to the American Greenhouse 
Manufacturing ComDany on the basis of their 
bid of $6100. 

Bids were orie^ for the construction of an 

addition to the office and laooratory building at the 

rket Garden Field Station according to specifications 

previously submitted. There were three bidders. It was 

VOTED: To award the contract for the construction of 
this addition to the 1 catory and office 
building at the Market Garden Field Station 
to the A. A. Walsh Company of Waltham on the 
oasis of their bid of -2650. 

The Chairman s t t the sign which 
des tes the Market Garden Field Station might well in- 
clude the name "Massachusetts Agricull College". 



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The Committee received a request from the Q.T.V 
fraternity that they be allowed to place a bronze tablet 
on the wall of South College commemorating the founding 
of the fraternity. The Committee approved the request 
and referred the matter of location to the President and 
Treasurer with power. 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
Boston City Club, Boston, November 22, 1929 

The meeting convened at 12:30 P.M. with Chair- 
man Ellis presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Preston, Bacon, President 
Thatcher, Mr. Kenney. 

President Thatcher presented to the Committee 

the recommendation of Mr. Montague. Farm Superintendent, 

that arrangements be made, if possible, to have all of 

the farm land of the College included in the town of 

Amherst. The present town line divides the farm between 

the town of Amherst and the t®wn of Hadlev and thereby 

excludes some of , the people living in the farm cottages 

from the school and other privileges of the town of 

Amherst. It was 

VOTED: To refer the matter to the President and 
Treasurer with power. 

The Treasurer reported upon the special road 
construction work on the campus, recently completed. He 

recommended that the large cow barn at the Market Garden 



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committee Field Station, v/hich is in a dilapidated condition be 

torn down. It seemed to be the opinion of the Committe 

that this matter should rest for the time being. 

The Treasurer also reported the plans and 
Garage at 

irket Garden petition of certain employees of the Market Garden Field 
field Station 

Station to build a two-car garage on College land at the 

Station, this garage to be used oy them personally. It 

was 

VOTED ; That the petition of the employees at the 
Market Garden Field Station to build a 
garage on College property be referred to 
the Treasurer with power. 

President Thatcher raised with the Committee 
the question of securing legislative authority for build- 
ing dormitories upon College property 'dj the use of other 
than State Funds. He described the method by which this 
is done at the University of Wisconsin, at Carleton Colle 
and at the University of Nebraska. There was discussion 
of the relative merits of these three different plans. 
It was pointed out that, oecause of the fact that stu- 
dent enrollment did not increase this year, the need for 
additional dormitory facilities is not as had been 
anticipated. It was 

VOTED ; That the Committee make a report of progress 
to t he oard of Trustees at the next annual 
meeting indicating that it has studied this 

estion and finds it a complex one and 
recommends that it be granted additional 
time for further study. 

The meeting adjourned at/ 2: 30 P.M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEI COMMITTEE ON HORTICULTURE 

Presidents Office, dinners t, December 3, 1929, 1:30 P. M. 

Chariman Frost presided. 

PR^o^io 1 : Trustees i r 'rost, rtussell, Whitmore, Chandler, 
President Thatcher, Professor Waugh. 

The Chairman mentioned a number of natters which 



he wished the Committee to consider including the forest 
reservation on Mt. Toby; the new Horticultural Manufacture 
Building; the work of the Departments of Floriculture and 
Vegetable Gardening at the College and at the Market 
Garden Field Station. 

Professor Waugh told of the increasing needs of 
the Division of Horticulture because of large increases 
in student enrollment in the courses offered by the 
Division. There was a free discussion of the various 
questions involved. 

After considering the various methods of meet- 
ing the needs for more room by the Department of Land- 
scape Gardening, it was moved by Mr. Chandler and 
subsequently 



Horticultural 

Division 

Enrollment 



VOTbD: 



To recommend to the Trustee Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds that the items in the 
five-year building program which were in- 
cluded to provide for the Department of ■ 
Landscape Gardening be changed to an item 
for a new building architecturally planned 
to be in keeping with the work of the De- 
partment, preliminary plans and estimates 
to be recommended by the Department. 



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Gardening 
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MIMJTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

FACULTY AND PROGRAM OF STUDY 

Boston City Club, January 13, 1930, 12:30 P. M. 

Trustee Dewey, Chairman, presided. 

PRESE NT ; Trustees Dewey, Bacon, Gannon, Chandler, 
Thatcher, Gilbert. 

President Thatcher presented a summary of the 

annual reports of the Director of the Graduate School, 

the Director of Short Courses, and the Dean of the College. 

He also discussed with the Committee tentative plans for 

Reports changes in the Course of Study. He pointed out that, 
Director of 

Graduate School under the present curriculum, students who come to the 
Director of 

Short Courses, College expecting to major In Agriculture meet no mem- 
Dean of College 

ber of the agricultural faculty during. the first year. 

One of the proposed changes is to make it possible for 



Course of 
Study 



students who intend to major in Agriculture to begin 
their specialization in the first year. He pointed out 
that this might mean omitting from the first year course 
of these students the courses in modern language and 
mathematics which are nov; required in the first year of 
all students. It has been suggested that such a course 
as this might better lead to the degree, Bachelor of 
Science in Agriculture, B.S.A., and the award of the 
Bachelor of Science, B.S. degree be to those students 
who follow the pre5.ent curriculum. 

While no definite action was taken, the 
suggestions which the President made seemed to meet with 



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the approval of the Committee. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P. M. 




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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENSION SERVICE 

Boston City Club, January 15, 1930, 2:00 P. M. 

Trustee Chandler, Chairman, presided, 

PRESEN T : Trustees Chandler, Dewey, Gannon, Gilbert, 
Bowditch, Thatcher, Director Munson was 
also present. 

Director Munson presented to the Committee a 

plan for professional improvement for County Extension 

Workers. The principal provisions of this plan are as 

follows: 

1. Any member of a county extension service staff who 
has completed five or more consecutive years of ser- 
vice in extension work in one county shall be granted 
a leave of absence with pay of one month for each 
year, separate from regular vacation or sick leave, 
for the purpose of professional Improvement. Such 
leave may be cumulative, viz: five months after five 
years* service; or it may be divided, viz: two months 
each year for two years after four years of service, 
but the allotment of leaves shall be mutually agreed 
upon by the Director of Extension, the Board of 
Trustees for the county and the agent concerned. 

2. Study, research, travel, or employment, which provides 
an opportunity for increase of knowledge or develop- 
ment or technique on the part of the indi Idual agent; 
useful to him in extension service shall be con- 
sidered professional improvement. The selection of 
the form of professional improvement for which leave 
Is granted must be approved by the county, Board of 
Trustees and the Director of Extension Service. 



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The maintenance of the county service during the 
absence of an agent on leave for prfessional im- 
provement, should he provided for by the appoint- 
ment of a state extension staff member, qualified to 
assume the duties of the absent agent. This sub- 
stitute agent while serving under the direction of 
the county organization, will receive his or her full 
salary from the State Extension Service, 

The state extension service should maintain suffi- 
cient staff members to permit the temporary appoint- 
ment of an agent in each field, viz: agriculture, 
home demonstration and junior club - to county work, 
when county workers are granted leave of absence 
under these regulations. 



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The appointment of state extension service workers 
substitute for county agents on re-ceipt of county 
applications for same shall be made on the basis of 
seniority in service of agents for whom applications 
are made. 

Any county extension staff member taking leave of 
absence for professional improvement shall agree to 
resume his or her service for at least one year after 
the expiration of his leave. 

discussion centered upon the provisions of 

Paragraph #3 and as to whether or not the State could 

finance such a proposition. It was 

VOT ED: To endorse the plan and to recommend to the 
Trustees that machinery be set up to put it 
into ooeration but that until the State will 

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provide necessary funds, it will be 
necessary for the Counties to pay for any 
substitution service rendered. 



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adjourned at 3:00 P. 




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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 

OK FARM 

Boston City Club, January 15, 1950, 5:00 P. M. 

Trustee Bowditch, Chairman, presided, 

PRESENT: Trustees Bowditch, Richardson, Gerrett, 
Ellis, Gilbert, Thatcher. Director 
Sievers and Assistant Professor Montague 
were also present. 

Uuon the recommendation of the President it 



was 



VOTE D: To recommend to the Trustees that Article I 
of the By-Laws be changed from "(4) Com- 
mittee on College Farm" to read "(4) Com- 
mittee on Agriculture". 

Mr. Montague reported concerning the progress 
which has been made in the blood testing program for 
College cattle. He recommended that an office be es- 
tablished for the College Farm near the farm buildings 
and that for this purpose either an addition be built to 
to the superintendent's house or a new structure erected. 
It was 

VOTED : That the Committee favored the erection of a 
small separate office building to cost not 
more than |3000 to be located near the 
present farm buildings. 

Mr. Montague reported concerning the progress 
of the pasture improvement project on the College Farm 
which is being conducted in cooperation with the Syn- 
thetic Nitrogen Products Corporation. He reported that 
the Corporation did not plan to render as much financial 
support in the future as it has in the past and that some 
question has been raised as to the advisability of con- 
tinuing the project. It was 



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Report of 
Mr. Montague 



Farm Office 
Building 



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Project 



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Director 



Fee for 
Poultry 
Testing 



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TOTED: That the matter of continuing the pasture 
improvement project on the College Farm be 
left with the President with power, 

Mr. Montague also reported the reeds for live- 
stock replacements on the College Farm. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:05 P. M. 



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EXPERIMENT STATION 

Boston City Club, January 15, 1930, 4:10 P. M. 

Trustee Preston, Chairman, presided. 

PRESENT : Trustees Preston, Richardson, Frost, 

Gilbert, Thatcher. Director Sievers was 
also present. 

Director Sievers presented the annual report 
of the Experiment Station. 

Dr. Gilbert raised a question concerning the 
fee charged for the poultry disease elimination testing 
service. President Thatcher pointed ou that the current 
fee barely covers cost and that until very recently it 
has not even covered cost. It seemed to be the opinion 
of the Committee that it is not yet time to consider 
lowering the fee. 

Mr. Frost asked for the Boston Market Gardeners 
if any change in the organization of the Market Garden 
Field Station was contemplated. Director Sievers 
pointed out that the present administrative system is not 

satisfactory and yet no/ immediate or definite change is 

now under consideration. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P.M. 

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

Boston City Club, January 15, 1950, 5:00 P. M. 

Trustee Gerrett, Chairman, presided. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gerrett, Ellis, Bowditch, Frost, 
Richardson, Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney. 

The Treasurer presented the annual report of 

his office and it was 

VOTBD: To receive the report and refer it to the 
Trustees for approval. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED : To appropriate $30.00 from the income of the Sessions Fund 
Sessions Fund to be used for prizes in the Appropriations 
literary contest to be conducted in connec- 
tion with High School Day. 

It was 

VOTED: To appropriate $25.00 from the income of the 
Sessions Fund to pay the travel expense of 
Mr. E. W. Bell, Instructor in Agricultural 
Economics, to New York City to accompany his 
class of students in Marketing. 

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VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to borrow from 

the income of the Sessions and Burnham Funds 

the amount of S822.00 with which to reimburse Appropriation 

the Athletic Association for money which it 

has spent for the construction of the Admiral 

Barber Tennis Courts with the understanding 

that the income from the Barber Fund will be 

used as it accumulates to reimburse the 

Sessions and Burnham Funds. 



It was 

VOTED : To appropriate $2500 from the accumulated 

balance of the Textbook Trust Fund to be con- 
tributed to the Physical Education Building 
Fund. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P. M. 



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Education 
Building 
Appropriation 



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President 



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After the departure of President Thatcher and 
Treasurer Keniiey the Chairman again called the Committee 
to order and asked that consideration be given to the 
salaries of the President and Treasurer. In the dis- 
cussion which ensued, it was pointed out that the Trustee 
do not wish to antagonize State officials in charge of 
personnel policies. In view, however, of their apprecia^ 
tion of -the very meritorious service rendered, it was 

VOTED : To investigate the possibility of arranging 
an annual salary rate of $8500 for the 
President of the College. 

It was 

VOTED : To investigate the possibility of arranging 
for the payment of an annual salary of 
$4300 for the Treasurer of the College. 



The meeting adjourned at 6:00 P. M. 




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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILD INGS AND GROUNDS 

President's Office, Amherst, March 13, 1930, 2:50 P. M. 

Trustee Ellis presided. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Preston, 

President Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney. 

Mr. Ellis stated that he had inspected the new 
building and greenhouse at the Market Garden Field Sta- 
tion and that he and the staff at the Station were very 
well satisfied with the new construction. It was 

VOTED ; To accept the new building and greenhouse 
at the Market Garden Field Station and to 
authorize the Treasurer to make payment 
therefor. 

The Treasurer explained the plan for remodelling 

North College at a cost of $30,000 which sum is expected 

to be made available by the appropriation bill of the 

current year. He stated that there was need for some 

services by an architect and upon explanation by Mr. 

Ritchie that for such work as this it is frequently 

arranged to make the architect's fee three times the cost 

of the actual drafting time. It was 

VOTED : To approve the appointment of Mr. Ritchie 

to do the required architectural work on the 
basis which he described. 

The actual approval of plans for. remodlling the build- 
ing was postponed until a later meeting. 

President Thatcher called the attention of the 
Committee to the fact that some of the pledges to the 
Physical Education Building Fund are payable when the 
Trustees of the College state that sufficient funds are 
paid, pledged, or raised from any source to assure the 



Acceptance of 
new buildings 
at M. G. F. S 



Architect for 
North College 



Funds for 

Physical 

Education 

Building 



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Physical 

Education 

Building 



Opt ion on 
land to Theta 
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Acceptance of 
Horticultural 

nuf • ctures 
Building 



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erection of the building. It was 

VOTED: To authorize the Secretary to give notice, 
upon receipt of advice that the State' s 
a -vropriation is available, that sufficient 
funds are then paid in, pledged or raised to 
assure the erection of this building. 

Mr. Goodwin, representing the firm of archi- 
tects of Horse & Dickinson, appeared before the Com- 
mittee and explained the new plans for the building whict 
his firm has drawn. It was 

VOTED : To award the contract for architectural 

work on this building to the firm of Morse & 
Dickinson with the understanding that the 
fee will be 6% of contract costs plus such 
travel expenses as may be necessary, this 
action to be effective when the State 1 s 
appropriation is available. 

Mr. Kenney presented a request from the Theta 

Chi Corporation, a fraternity at this College, to buy one 

or two building lots owned by the College on North . 

Pleasant Street at the corner of Butterfield Terrace and 

to ask for an option on these lots until July 1st. It 

was 

VOTED : To offer this fraternity corporation, sub- 
ject to the approval of the Board of 
Trustees, an option on the two lots in 
question, $2000 for both lots, |1250 for 
the corner lot, $1000 for the northern lot. 

The Committee inspected the new Horticultural 

Manufactures Building which is practically completed, 

although some minor work still remains to be done. It 



wa s 



VOTED : To accept the building subject to approval 
by the President and the Treasurer of the 
minor v.ork still remaining. 



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The President called the attention of the Com- 
mittee to the fact that the lease on the Tuxbury tract 
fronting on Pleasant Street will expire next year. 
Negotiations have been made with the administrators for 
the Estate and assurance has been given that the lease 
could be renewed for a period of five years at the 
current rental rate of $185.00 per year. It was 

VOTE D; That the lease be renewed for five years 
. on the present terms. 

The current legislative appropriation bill 

carries an item of $5000 for the -extension of water mains 

on this campus. It was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to arrange for 
the installation of such mains when these 
funds are available. 

By special set of Legislature, the Trustees 

have been authorized to convey a certain tract of land or 

East Pleasant Street to the Amherst Water Company. It 

was 

VOTED; To authorize the Treasurer to have a deed 
drawn for the conveyance of this land and 
in accordance with the terms of the act. 

The current appropriation bill also includes an 

item of $8000 for the construction of an addition to 

Fisher Laboratory. It was 

VOTED ; To authorize the President and Treasurer to 
approve plans for the construction of this 
addition. • 



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Lease 

renewed 



Water mains 
authorized 



Deed to 
Amherst 
Water 
Company 



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at Fisher 
Laboratory 



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Dormitory 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND G ROUND S 

Market Garden Field Station April 9, 19-30, 2:30 P. M. . 

Trustee Ellis, Chairman 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Preston, Gerrett, Presiden 
Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney 

Treasurer Kenney presented Mr. Ritchie's plans 

for reconstruction in North College dormitory. According 

to estimates of cost which Mr. Jewett has made, these 

changes would cost $29,000. In view of the fact that 

the appropriation is $30,000 and it is necessary to use 

about §6,000 of this for the pur chase of furniture, it 

seemed necessary to ask to have the plans revised. It 

was 

VOTED ; That the plans be referred back to Mr, 
Ritchie with the understanding that Me, 
Jewett will confer with him and that they 
will agree upon plans which can be carried 
out with the funds available. 

Treasurer Kenney proposed a change in the plans 
to install larger water mains for fire protection under 
the provisions of the $5,000 appropriation for this pur- 
nose. The new proposal is to run an eight inch main from 
the meter by Mr. Broadfoot's house around the camous to 
about North College. It was 

VOTED ; To approve this plan provided it also meets 
with the approval of the State Engineer. 

It was 

VOTED; To autho ize the Treasurer to advertise for 
o*'-]3 for the construction of the Physical 

ucation Buidling as soon as plans have 
been approved by the Governor and Council. 

The Committee inspected the old cow barn at the 
Field Station which it has been proposed to demolish be- 



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cause of its dilapidated condition. It was 

VOTED : To authorize Superintendent Dempsey to 

demolish the barn and to construct a shed 
south of the road using salvaged materials 
so far as possible. 



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P. M. 




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Field Station 



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Education Bldg 
plans 
approved 



North College 
remodeling 
plans approved 



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• MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, May 3, 1930, 12:30 P.M. 

Trustee Ellis presided. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Preston, Gerrett, 
President Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney 

The Treasurer presented to the Committee the 
. final plans for the construction of the Physical Educa- 
tion Building as they have been approved by State 
officials. It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to advertise for 
bids for the construction of the building 
according to these plans. 

The Treasurer presented plans for remodeling 

North College dormitory and it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to proceed with 
the remodeling of this building according 
to the plans as presented. 

The President explained to the Committee the 

advisability of placing the dormitory rooms in South 

Furniture for College on the same basis as those in North College and 

South College 

stated that it would be necessary to furnish these rooms 

in order to do this. Since no State appropriation is 

available for this purpose, it was 

VOTE D: That the Treasurer be authorized to expend 
from Trust Funds, an amount not to exceed 
$2000 for the purchase of furniture for 
South College dormitory with the understand- 
ing that said funds will be reimbursed from 
receipts from the student rental of this 
furniture. 

The Committee received a proposal from Mr. V..A. 

Munson, Director of the Extension Service, asking for an 

option upon land on Butterfield Terrace opposite his 
home grounds for the purpose of Protecting hi s location. 



Sale of 
Butterfield 
Terrace 
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Following a discussion in which it was po'nted out that 

the Committee did not feel that Mr. Munson needed to 

protect his location in this way, it was 

VOTED : To be the' sense of the Committee that until 
further action is taken by the Committee 
the College property on the west side of 
Butterfield Terrace and east of the building 
lot sites on Pleasant Street is not for sale. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 P.M. to meet 
at Amherst at 11:00 A.M., June 2, when bids for the con- 
struction of the Physical Education Building will be open. 




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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

President's Office, Amherst, June 5, 1930, 1:50 P.M. 

Trustee Ellis presided. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Whitraore, Thatcher 
Treasurer Kenney. Professor Hicks, Mr. 
Jewett, and Mr. Morse, the architect, were 
also present. 

The Chairman asked the Treasurer to open the 
bids for construction of the Physical Education Building . 
The Treasurer read a telegram from one of the contractors, 
Edmund Rappoli of Cambridge, asking the privilege of 
telegraphing his proposal later. It was the decision of 
the Committee that this proposal cound not be received 
since It was not at hand at the time advertised for the 
opening of bids. 

Bids were received from seventeen contractors of 

which the lowest was that of J. G. Roy & Sons Company of 

Springifeld, Massachusetts. It was 

VOTED ; To accept the bid of |2S4,S34 of the J. G. 

Roy & Sons Company of Springfield, Massachu- 
setts for the construction of the Physical 
Education Building. 

It was 

VOTED : That alternate proposals be accepted and in- 
cluded in the contract as follows: (l) for 
the installation of thermostatic control for 
the heating system at an additional cost of 
|2500j (2) for the substitution of York unit 
heaters for Kijet heaters at a deduction 
from the original contract bid of $475, and 
(Z) for furnishing all labor and materials 
necessary in the installation of four inch 
under drains at an additional cost of 75^ 
per lineal foot. 



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It was 

VOTED ; That the Treasurer be authorized to proceed 
with the exterior work in connection with 
the construction of the Physical Education 
Building in accordance with item 3 or his 
memorandum of June 5 at a cost not to ex- 
ceed $11,500. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M. 

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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
Treasurers Office, Amherst, July 5, 1930, 1:30 P.M. 
Trustee Ellis presided. 



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Trustees Ellis, Gerrett, Whitmore. There 
were also present Mr. Kenney, Mr. Hicks, 
Mr. Jewett, three members of the Roy Con- 
struction Corporation and Mr. Morse, 
Architect. 

The reading of the minutes of the previous 

meeting was omitted. 

Mr. Kenney read a letter from the Architect • 

with regard to the substitution of certain materials in 

Physical 

the construction of the Physical Education Building for Education 

Building 

those specified in the contract. The first suggestion 

was that steel stairs be substituted for wooden stairs 



and it was 



VOTED: 



That Boyce type metal stairs with extra 
nosing, at an additional cost of approxi- 
mately $3500 to be approved by the 
Treasurer and the Architect, be substituted 
for the wooden stair cases specified in the 
contract. 



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VOTED ; To substitute cast stone with cut granite 
finish for the sand finish stone specified 
in the contract at an additional cost of 

*1434. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the construction of a transformer 
vault in the basement at an additional cost 
of $274. 

It was suggested that water struck brick be 

substituted for the sand struck brick specified in the 

contract and after thorough discussion of the suggestion 

it was 

VOTED : To allot the sum of $4392 for the substi- 
tution of waterstruck brick for sand struck 
brick in this building provided such a change 
is approved by the Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance, 

The Committee inspected various makes of sand 

m 

struck brick in order to decide which of these to use in 
case it should not be finally decided to use water 
struck brick. A preference was expressed for sample 
numbered three which was a Spencer brick, but final 
decision was left to Mr. Whitmore, the Architect, and 
Professor Hicks. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M. 



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MINUTES OF MEE TING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT STATION 

Market Garden Field Station, Waltham, Mass., July 3, 1930 

Mr, Preston presided. 

PRESENT: Trustees Preston, Frost, Russell. Director 
Sievers was also present. 

The purpose of the meeting was for the passing 
on a cooperative research project to be undertaken with 
the Evaporated Milk Association. 

After considerable and very thorough discussion 

regarding the advisability of undertaking a project of 

this nature it was 

VOTED : That it was inadvisable to make final 

disposition of the matter at the time be- 
cause of the inadequate committee repre- 
sentation. 

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The Committee of the Board of Trustees was 
favored with a visitation of members of a Committee com- 
posed of Messrs. J. C. McCormick, Carl E. Treat, and 
Charles P. Parker, representing the Golf Greenskeepers 
Association. It was their endeavor to determine the 
possibilities of having research work in greenskeeping 
and management conducted by the Experiment Station. They 
expressed their willingness to be of service and cooper- 
ate with the institution making a constructive program 
of research possible. The members of the Committee pre- 
sent expressed themselves as being very agreeable and 
favorable to this type of activity on the part of the 
institution and assured the Greenskeepers that they vrould 

be willing to undertake such investigation provided 



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Milk 

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Research 



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adequate funds could "be made available. 

The next meeting of the Committee was called 
to be at Walt ham at 2:00 P.M., August 6, 1930. 

The meeting adjourned. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITT EE ON 

EXPERIMENT STATION 

Market Garden Field Station, Y/altham, August 6, 1930. 

Mr. Preston presided. 

PRESENT: Trustees Preston, Frost, Whitmore, Russell 
Gilbert. Director Sievers was also 
present. 

The purpose of the meeting was to consider for 

final action the cooperative Experiment Station project 

with the Evaporated Milk Association. After thorough 

and lengthy discussion a motion was made by Mr. Frost and 

it was 

VOTED : The project be approved, but that in the 
published report of results no comparison 
be drawn between evaporated milk and whole 
milk. 

Upon roll call, the motion was passed by 
Trustees Preston, Frost and Whitniore viting in the 
affirmative and Trustees Gilbert and Russell in the 
negative. 

The the discussion It was suggested that the 
Director of the Experiment Station make an effort to have 
the investigation as outlined in the project conducted in 

an urban community if such arrangement can be made rith- 



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out seriously upsetting the plans. 
The meeting adjourned, 

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ON EXTENSION SERVICE 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 50, 1930, 12:30 P. M. 

In the absence of Mr. Chandler, Mr. Bowditch 

was elected temporary Chairman. 

PRESENT: Trustees Bowditch, Griggs, Gilbert, 

President Thatcher. Director Munson was 
also present. 

Director Munson reported the allotment of 
§8,000 additional Federal Funds this year which are being 
used to employ a new Assistant Specialist in Home Eco- 
nomics and an Assistant Specialist in Agricultural 
Economics and to pay the maintenance cost of these 
positions. 

The budget for maintenance for the Extension 
Service for the ensuing year was presented and explained 
by Director Munson. This calls for an appropriation of 
$110,370 from State Funds and $47,305 from Federal Funds 
or a total of $157,675 which is an Increase of --12,370 
over the appropriations of the current year. $8,000 of 
this increase is provided by increased Federal Funds so 
that the increase from State sources will be $4,870. It 



Federal Funds 



Budget 



was 



VOTED : To approve the budget as presented and 

recommend It to the Trustees for adoption. 
The meeting y adj our^ie , y at 2:00 P.M. 

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Cooperative 

Project 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT STATION 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 30, 1930, '2:30 P.M 

In the absence of Mr. Preston, Mr. Russell was 

elected temporary Chairman. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Gilbert, Frost, Russell, 

President Thatcher. Director Sievers was 
also present. 

Director Sievers presented and explained the 

budget for maintenance for the main Experiment Station 

for the ensuing year. This provides for an appropriation 

of $112,507 from State Funds and £90,000 from Federal 

Funds or a total of $202,507. This is an increase of 

$7,507 over the appropriation of the current year, all 

of the increase being in State Funds since the Federal 

appropriations have now reached their maximum under the 

present laws. It was 

VOTED ; To approve the budget as presented and 

recommend it to the Trustees for adoption. 

Director Sievers recommended to the Committee 
the establishment of a project for investigating the 
nutritive value of cranberries which would be a coopera- 
tive project with the American Cranberry Exchange. It 



was 



VOTED: That the project for establishing a Re- 
search Fellowship for study of the nutri- 
tive value of cranberries be approved and 
recommended to the Trustees and that the 
gift of $1,000 per year offered by the 
American Cranberry Exchange for this pur- 
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The budget for the Control Service was then 

presented and explained. This budget calls for an 

appropriation of $74,900 from State Funds which is an 

increase of $5,600 over the appropriation of the current 

year. It was 

VOTED : l"o approve this budget and recommend Its 
adoption to the Board of Trustees. 

A budget of $6,000 was recommended for 

Laboratory Service which Is an increase of $500 over the 

current appropriation. It was 

VOTED: To approve this amount and recommend it to 
the Board of Trustees. 

An appropriation of $16,600 was recommended 

Waltham 

for the Waltham Field Station which represents an increase Field Station 

Budget 

of $1,500 over the appropriation of the current year. 



Laboratory 
Service 

Budget 



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VOTED : To approve this amount and recommend it to 
the Board of Trustees. 

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Landscape 
Architecutre 

Building 



Replacement 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON HORTICULTUR E 
Hotel Belieuve, Boston, September 50, 1930, 3:30 P.M. 
Chairman Frost presided. 



PRESENT: Trustees Frost, Russell, Whfcimore, Preston, 
President Thatcher. Professor Waugh was 
also present. 

Professor Waugh exhibited and explained to the 
Committee plans for the construction of a new building 
for Landscape Architecture. These plans propose the con- 
struction of a brick building on the site of the present 
Stockbridge House. It was 

VOTED : To approve the plans and recommend to the 
Trustees that an item for this building be 
included in the budget for special items for 
the ensuing year, this item to be #2 In the 
list following the item for the Library and 
that the estimate for cost be $88,000 for 
the building; $5,000 for equipment and 
$5,000 for service connections. 

It was the understanding of the Committee that 
this new proposal takes the place of the original plan to 
remodel Stockbridge House for the Department of Landscape 
Architecture, which plan was included in the five-year 
building program. 

The Chairman called the attention of the Com- 
mittee to the needs of several Departments for replace- 
ment items and upon his recommendation it was 

VOTED : To recommend the Inclusion in the budget for 
replacements of an electric refrigerator for 
the Department of Horticultural Manufactures 
and two spraying machines for the Departne nt 
of Pomology. 



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It was 

VOTE D; To recommend the purchase from the Emergency 

Fund of an additional refrigerator unit for 

Fisher Laboratory at a cost not to exceed 

$600 in order to make possible the storage 
of the large crop of Mcintosh apples. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P. M. 




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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 30, 1930, 4:30 P.M. 

Chairman Ellis presided. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Preston, Bacon, Whitmore, 
President Thatcher, Treasurer Kenney 

Treasurer Kenney introduced Mr. Eaton, State 

Engineer, who presented the revised plan for extension 

and renewal of water mains on the campus. It was 

VOTED : 2' approve the plan as submitted by Mr. 
Eaton 

It was 

VOTED : To extend to the Hartford Fire Insurance 

Company the thanks of the Trustees for the 
advice which their engineers have given to 
the College in connection with the fire pro- 
tection program. 

Consideration was given to the budget for 

special appropriations for the ensuing year. It was 

VOTED : That the first item should be the fire- 
proofing and reconstruction of the Library 
at an estimated cost of $175,000. 



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Upon the recommendation of the Committee on 

Horticulture it was 

VOTED ; To list as item #2 the new building for 

Landscape Architecture at a cost of $98,000. 

It was 

VOTED: That item #3 be $15,000 for the reconstruc- 
tion of steam mains to the Physical Educa- 
tion Building subject to modification later 
on account of possible balances in the 
Physical Education Building Fund. 

It was 

VOTED : That item #4 be $10,000 for the repair and 
reconstruction of roads according to plans 
proposed by Treasurer Kenney. 

It was 

VOTED: That item #5 be $5,500 for the construction 
of a new road past the President' s House 
and over the top of the hill east of the 
campus according to theplan presented by 
President Thatcher. 

It was 

VOTED : That item #6 be $6,000 for the remodeling. 
of the Drill Hall for use as a girls 1 

gymnasium. 

It was 

VOTED : That item #7 be $2,500 for the construction 
of a lumber storage shed. 

It was 

VOTED : That item #3 be $3,000 for the installation 
of a full automatic stoker at the Power Plan 

It was 

VOTED : That item #9 be $5,000 for the Emergency 
Fund. 



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Upon motion duly made, it was 

VOTED : That the budget for special appropriations 
for the ensuing year consist of nine items 
as listed above totaling $320,000. 

The President discussed with the Committee 
the possibility of getting the Federal Government to con- 
struct a building upon the college campus for use of the 
Northeastern Forestry Experiment Station. This would 
probably involve the furnishing of heat and light by the 
College. The sentiment of the Committee seemed to be in 
favor of the proposal. 

Treasurer Kenney explained the necessity for a 

new drainage plan for the Physical Education Building 

and presented bids from three contractors for doing the 

work. It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasure to construct the 
drain as planned and to award the contract 
to Warner Brothers of Sunderland whose bid 
of $1994 was the lowest. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer it was 

VOTED : To authorize the purchase of a water 

hydrant at $100 to be placed by the College 
Apiary. 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer it 



was 



VOTED : To grant a right of way to the Western 

Counties Electric Company to set two poles 
on the college land east of the Apiary for 
carrying electric current to the private home 
of Dr. Hays. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M. 



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Physical 

Education 

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trustee :.:iMJTE5 OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 50, 1950, 6:00 P.M. 

Chairman Gerrett presided. 

PRESENT: Trustees Gerrett, Frost, Breston, Ellis, 
Bowditch, President Thatcher, Treasurer 
Kenney. 

The Treasurer reported that certain bonds of 



Investment of 
Trust Funds 



et for 

Special Items 



Budget for 
Maintenance 



the Great Western Power Company which represent the in- 
vestment of Trust Funds are about to mature and It was 

VOTED ; To authorize him to exhcnage these for 
securities of a similar nature. 

Upon the recommendation of the Trustee Committee 

on Buildings and Grounds it was 

VOTED ; To approve the budget for special items total. 
ing $520,000 and to recommend it to the 
Board of Trustees for adoption. 

Consideration was given to the budget for 

maintenance and to the recommendations of the various 

Trustee Committees concerning the same. It was 

VOTED; To approve the budget as presented, totaling 
£1,037,852, State Funds; $131,505, Federal 
Funds; and $141,510, other funds; grand 
total, $1,410,667 and to recommend it to the 
Board of Trustees for adoption. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M. 



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